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studio 1a, and savannah guthrie, live from los angeles. angeles. and good morning. >> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning, special split edition n mo of the show. i'm matt lauer. rnin >> morning, everyone. >> good morning, everyone.os angeles.i'm matt, just like you asked, i got here early. gut i'm saving you that seat on thes bleachers right across from the. red carpet. you're going to have a great view on sunday. i >> yeah. hooray for hollywood. early. >> hooray for it's going to be a lot of fun.na obviously the biggest stars from television and the movie industry will be walking that television and the movie red carpet.ino be walking that red carpet. we'll have a lot of fun. have a fun. coming up?s coming up? >> >> we'll have that and we'll t. also, of course, talk about the fashions. it's cold here, matt. shit's cold here, i think maybe turtleneck sweater gowns could be all the rage on r sunday. tlater gowns could be all the >> we look forward to it. r su. also ahead, some important information for the millions of americans who. also some important information for millions of americans who take take popular sleep medications, medications including
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including ambien.bien, why doctors are now telling women, in particular, to cut their doses in half. doctors ari we'll explain that, savannah.ngr all right. and then a family in ohio, dealing with a rather bizarre s? all right. then a family in problem. ohio dealing with a rather bizarre pr take a look at what happens when fire gets near the faucet. the water fire gets near the faucet. the water literally explodes into flames.flt turns and, as it turns out, this is n not an isolated problem. we'll tell you what's behind it but we will begin this morning l with the winter storm taking aim at people here on the west coas taking aim at people from here to the great lakes. west coast e al has the forecast details. al's got the forecast details. al good morning to you. ,ng to you >> all right, good morning, savannah. we've got a big storm system. storm system.e video, show you what people have been dealing with out west from utah on into show you what people have been dealing with out west from utah on into parts of parts of nevada. anywhere from 6 to 12 anywhere from 6 to 12" of snow. trel has been hazardous, at best. hazardous at best, and and it's just going to get to t worse. we've added to that a lot of o that a strong wind activity.f strong w let's look at the radar. right now it doesn't look that impressive.le it doesn't get through the w itt mountains there. impressive because it doesn' but if you get underneath this,, but if you get underneath this we are we are seeing snowfall rates of about six inches or so coming up about 6 inches or so coming up
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in the next, i would say, six hours. look hours. ave look at what we've got. we've gottice storm ice storm warnings. we've g we've got winter storm warnings and watches and snow advisories from oregon all the way to minnesota and parts of an to mi parts of wisconsin. here is the storm, getting 's ti itself together, making its ways to the north and bringing -- dragging behind it very cold air, gusty winds and a lot of n behind it very cold air, gusty winds and a snow. snowfall amounts, here is what snowfall amounts, here's what we we look for in the next 48 to 2o 24 hours. hours. heaviest snow stretching from t stretching from the dakotas all on up into all the way on up into northern minnesota, from six to nine inches to up to a o9 foot of snow from rapid city all up to a foot the way to grand forks. rapid city all and as that system moves to the. and as that system moves t east, cold air is going to moves in to the eastern part of the u.s. as well. in to the eastern part of the matt?u.s. as >> al, get down here, we'll check your local forecast in a . get down here. couple of minutes. we meanwhile, vice president i. biden is holding more talks today as he wraps up his task n he wraps up his task force t force to curb gun violence.o vi his mee but it was his meeting with the national rifle association on that's getti thursday that's getting a lot o.
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thantion this morning. we'll talk to that group's pref president in just a couple of minutes. first first, nbc's white house correspondent kristen welker has the latest. correspondent, good morning to you. we >> reporter: matt, good morning to you.latest. vice president biden will meet >> reporter: matt, with representatives from the e. video game industry a little bi with later on today. r a source close to the talk says the vice president believes today. there is strong support for stiffer gun legislation but a sg meeting here at the white housea thursday with the nation's most white house on thursday powerful gun lobby underscored y underscored the deep divisions the deep divisions that remain. that remain. as as vice president biden prepares to unveil his gun to unveil his gun safety recommendations next week, today he wraps u he wraps up a series of p serief meetings, which thursday which thursday included a clash included a clash with the national rifle association at association at the whi the white house. te house. >> it was two sides stating their positions and then their positions and t leaving. >> reporter: white house heheor officials would not comment on the meetin officials would not comment on f biden's gun s the meeting, which was a part o but the president of the nra biden's gun safety task force. the president of the nra is ace speaking out, accusing the obama administration of attacking the second amendment. second >> they made it very clear thate
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the president's position on pr firearms and on the so firearms and the so-called assault weapons ban and the like had been the same position that he's t he has taken for many years and that they're going to stick with ng to that. stick with >> reporter: sharp words came after the vice president earlier in the day previewed his presi earlier in the day previewed his upcoming report. upcoming repo >> there's an emerging set of tg recommendations. set of i'm going to focus on the ones that relate that relate primarily to gun ownership, what type of weapons ownership, the type of can be owned.ns that can be owned, and one is there is a a there is a surprising -- so far, a surprio surprising recurrence of surprf suggestions that we have suggese universal background checks. >> reporter: meanwhile the ckgr. president is coming under the president is scrutiny this week after naming scrutiny this week after naming jack jack lew as treasury secretary, the fourth white male mr. obama. the fourth white male mr. obama has chosen in the last month to has chosen in the last month tot fill top openings in his cabinei and administration.onve seized critics have seized on this photo that shows the president photo that shows the president surrounded by all male advisors, although t surrounded by all male advisers top aid
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although the white house says top aidehidden behind the men. in addition, one of the president's two female deputy chiefs of valerie jarrett is hidden behind the men. e.p.a. administrator lisa week. epa jackson is quitting and so is is quitting and so is labor labor secretary hilda solis.s.d perhaps the most high profile woman in the president's perhaps the most high-profile woman in the president's cabinet, secretary of state e ha hillary clinton is also on her way out. >> the white house is probably going to be careful with the ls next announcement to have some next announcement to women, maybe some minorities to women, maybe some minorities be a part of it, to be part of it, to offset this f perception, this perception, this kind of self-inflicted error. >> now white house officials ar error. >> reporter: now white house pushing back against that offici criticism, noting that there are many women in subcabinet level that there are many positions. women in subcabinet level positions. as for the vice as for the vice president, he has said he will issue his recommendations to the president next tuesday. matt? recommendation >> kristen welker at the white s house this morning. to the as always, thank you. dent next tuesday. matt. >> kri david keene is the president thank you. of the national rifle association and joins us now live. mr. keene, thank you for your mr. keen, thank you for appreciate it. time. i appreciate it. >> my pleasure. >> is this a classic case of the >> my pleasure. . meeting the
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immovable is this a classic case of the to the unstoppable force meeting the immovable object when it comes to the nra and the is the administration over this? is there simply no area for re compromise? if not where does it leave the american people? >> well, i think, matt, that american people? what we've got are >> i think, matt, what we've gos are very different views about d what needs to be done to preven the kind of tragedy that took n place in newtown. we focused on school security. we're very concerned about the mental health system in this ss country. country. we think those who have we think those who have been adjudicated to be potentially vi violently mentally ill should be included on the included on the databases that y fi are checked when they try to buy firearms.re the vice president and his folks are focusing are focusing primarily on on firearms firearms ownership and what we e consider second amendment rightd to the american people.mehe amea we don't think that --n so why >> why shouldn't the american people ask both sides to sides to compromise? yes, you want increased sec compromise? schools, you want te you want increased security in h schools, you want the d gaming y proliferation of violence in thu gaming industry and media to w, come down, you want to deal with say yes to the mentally ill. if the pres if we say yes to that or the president says yes to that, why doesn't he have a right to say e
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to you give a little on things th like background checks?in check? >> you know, if you're -- if you' >> you know, if you're looking , at the problem, which is to prevent this sort of thing, wha you want to do is do those things that will actually make o those things that w difference.il actually we have a profound disagreement. we have a profound with this administration, first of all, on what would make a w of al difference.l,hat would we don't think that a ban on m. we don't think that so-called assault weapons, whic hasn't worked in the past, is h hasn't worked in the past, is going to work this going to work this time. think we think many of those proposale are basically feel-good are bas proposals and what we really ic proposals need to do is get to the question of why this is happening and what can be done question of why this is happening and what can be about it.about it. so i don't think i don't think there's any lack of concern about dealing with the problem. a about dealing with the pr i think there's a very differen there's a very view as to what the problem is to what the problem is and how to solve it. a solve >> the president says he wants s no single piece of legislation, he wants a broad approach.ants . are yo are you willing to go out on a t limb and predict there -- do yo have the support in congress tot block any federal ban on assaul weapons in the weapons in the coming year? >> i do not think that there isk going to be a ban on so-called
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on so-called s passed by the as congress. sa passed by >> how close do you think congress. >> how close do congress can get on that? people talk about the power of ? i mean, people talk about the the nra.e nra. they look at it almost, you monumentaat it almost in monumental terms. do you think in the wake of l o these shootings that power has been eroded at all, mr. keene? these shootings that power has been eroded at all, mr. keene? >> i don't know that the nra is that powerful. nra is that powerful. i do think that those americanst who believe strongly in the who believe second amendment and their righ second amendment to own privately and use theirt firearms for legitimate purposed is a huge number of people who e really care about these issues. we try to provide leadership tou those folks. we try to provide leadership to those folks. we we try to represent them before the congress and elsewhere, but it's not the power of the the congress and elsewhere. but it's not the power of the a. what i nra, matt. what it is is the strength of belief among millions of americans in their right under the constitut belief among many americans in own firearms. >> this is a their right under the s going constitution to have the right to own firearms. >> this will be a debate that will continue to grow intense io perhaps years. the next coming months and i e years. apart of it and i thank i know you'll be a part of it. >> any time. i thank you for your time. pleasu very much..re.
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thank you very much. >> savannah? >> matt, thank you. savannah? the food and drug administratio. th is ordering the makers of ambie is and other sleep medications to s lower the dosage of the drugs n to lower the dos for women, this after new agr w. studies show those drugs do not the studies show the leave your system as quickly as system as quickly first thought for women. thought for nbc's tom costello is here in n. nbc's to los angeles with more on this story. good morning to you. >> good morning.mo savannah. women seem to be more women seem to be more affected.. americans will americans will take about 60 m million sleeping pills this ye. year, 13 million more than six years ago. more than six years ago. the the fda says they do such a good job, some people are job, some people are too drowsy. to drive the next morning. those ambien commercials promise >> reporter: those a good sleep. commercials promise >> it's the only sleep aid with two layers to help treat both two layers to help treat types of sleep problems. >> reporter: but for some it may problems. be too good.>> after getting reports of e be too good. after getting r hundreds of driving-related incidents and accidents hundred involving sleeping aids like ambien, the fda has ordered the involving sleeping aids like ambien, the fda has ordered t makers of ambien and other hef makers that contain medication that contain the drug
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zolpidem to cut it in half from zol pa -- zolpidem to cut the dose in half for women from 10 to 5 milligrams and cut the extended release se formulas. the problem, the drug can remain in the blood stream longer than the blood lo previously thought, especially especially in in women, making many people too drowsy to concentrate or drive people too the next morning. concentrate or drive the bobby kennedy's daughter, kerry, bobby said she took ambien by mistake and then sideswiped a truck. >> i remember getting on the tt highway and then i have no aa >> i remem memory. be on the highway and then i >> reporter: dr. daniel eisenberg. memory. >> reporter: dr. daniel eisenberg the chief of cardiology at st. f joseph medical center in los angeles. and women seem to have this n l problem more so than men?? this more so than men? it appears that women have the the drug in their drug in their bodies longer because they're smaller and because they're smaller and thee is slowem the breakdown of the drug therefore is slower in small small bodied people.people. >> it' >> it's just as bad as drinkingd and driving. drinking and driving. >> reporter: some of the best sleep research sleep research is done at the sleep sleep disorder center in ter in cleveland where cleveland, where wkyc reporter monica robbins took monica robins took ambien and n then over several hou
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then over several hours tried ra driving in a simulator. >> one hour after taking the r.n ambien, i'm clearly disoriented. >> reporter: after three hours, >> reporte she crashed. >> i don't remember seeing a c. >> i speed limit. this is a very serious crash. you went into the concrete spee. this is a very serious crash. you barrier. >> reporter: the label warns i ba users not to take ambien unless users not to take ambien unless they can sleep a full night.ulld in a statement the maker and in a statement, the maker o ambien tells nbc news ambien, sanofi, tells nbc news, medicines should not be used if these medicines should not be o get the used if individuals are unable s to get the recommended seven to eight hours to sleep. but experts say for some people seven to eight hours may not be ours may not be enough. >> everyone enough. metabolizes these drugs differently, but everyone metabolizes these drug researcher differently but researchers s found 10 to 15% of women still of zolpidem in their blood eight hours after taking have a level of zolpidem in their blood many hours after men do. >> makes sense.3% o tom costello from our l.a. bureau this morning, thank you f so much. our la we want to head back to new york where natalie morales is at the we want to head back to new york where natalie moralis is back at the news news desk with a check of the
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natalie, good morning to you. >> good morning's other top stories. good morning to you. mo. good morning, everyone. with m >> good morning, everyone.or reporting cases of the with more than 40 states icans reporting cases of the flu americans are in the midst of e virus the long and tough season of th virus that could last another . nbc's chief two to four months. editor dr. nancy nbc's chief medical editor dr. the laidest. nancy snyderman is here with the latest. >> good morning, natalie. right now good morning, nancy. counting >> good morning, natalie. right noww uni we're counting over 2,000 people in the united states who have died from influenza-related tea complications. the concern is we may not even be to the the concern is we may not be to the 50 yard line in what is s . this a being called an epidemic.ft this afternoon the centers for l disease controls will release ee numbers to go up new numbers and everyone expects the numbers to go up.ow is if you're sic the take home, if you're sick k please don't go to work.o havend for those who haven't had vaccinations, although there are spot shortages around the country, still enough vaccine e for people to get it. go out and have the e tages, th enough vaccine. go out immunizations on board. and please, please, please, lots the of hand washing. that's the best way to protect hand washing. that's the best way to yourself. tect >> absolutely. yourself. >> absolutely. dr. nancy snyderman, thanks so much. aheriff in a sheriff in california says the suspect's in thursday's shooting claims he was
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school shooting claims he was bully pd.d accused gunman allegedly was targeting two students at the 16-year-old accused gun unh allegedly was targeting two an. students at taft union high but shot and wounded only one teen. to surrender a teacher persuaded the suspect to surrender. d. the alleged gunman is in the alleged gunman is in custody. ec the suspect in last year's movie movie theater massacre in massa colorado faces arraignment toda colorado after being ordered late thursday to stand trial.er late thursday the defense attorneys for james. holmes say they are not ready te not ready to enter a plea. enter a plea. holmes is holmes is accused of killing 122 people after allegedly opening y fire during the opening night o fire during the opening night of a batman movie back in a batman movie back in july. and today, the faa is faa ordering a ordering a comprehensive review of the 787 dreamliner, boeing's most most technologically advanced plane. this after a plane, this after a series of s mishaps including a cracked ing window and cockpit window and oil leak on separate f two separate flights in japan li just this morning.ust this morning. a tearful good-bye thursday for the first for the first family of south carolina. carolina. it was hugs and it was hugs and kisses all around as michael around as michael hailey, haley, husband of governor nikki haleyy
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was deployed to afghanistan thursday.ursday..afghanistan. he will undergo a month of nth training in indiana w training in indiana with his it army national guard unit army national guard unit before deploying. oying. oying. those those trapped killer whalese captured the world's in canada's hudson bay may be as free this morning after an g afi apparent shift in the ice and n winds there.e there. there's been no there's been no sibts of them this morning.orning. sg. the whales have been bobbing frantically for air in just one the whales have been bobbing ob. there are concerns, frantically for air in one hole in the ice. there has been concern, however, that the whales could get trapped again. where is samuel l. jackson where is samuel l. jackson jackson when you need him? when you need him?d him? quantuf a quan tan airline flight had le its own snake on a plane drama after d dafter nearly 10 nearly 10-foot python was n was spotted by spotted by passengers lapping o fl the wing mid air, apparently ap. crawled up through the landing gh the bay, found its way through a lg crevice on the wing. wing.und is the plane landed safely.the pla the wing. the plane all the passengers were okay. unfortunately, the same can't be all the passengers were okay. unfortunately the same can't said for the snake. snake.eid 7:15 right now. f let's turn it back over to mattr 7:15 right now. let's turn it back and al. d al. o matt and al. >> there was that little guy on
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the wing too. >> ripping the wing apart. >> exactly. >> we thought it wa the wing too.ng too. william shatner. >> that is freaky video. can you imagine? >> ew. >> william shatner and john lithgow. >> exactly. that is freaky video. can you imagine? >> crazy. d xanecan you imagine? >> crazy. a nata >> good thing it was on the n t outside of the plane and not nd inside. side. that's right. let's show you what we've got for you. >> mr. roker back with a local forecast. >> let's show you what we've got for you. looking at a little fog out there. temperatures are going to be awfully warm today here in the acyoittemperatures are going to eastern half of the country.y.am eastern half of the country.cou. it dip it dips down, way down, anywhere from 10 to 20 degrees below sbee from 10 to 20 degrees below normal out west. in the east we've got beautiful weather.ather. we've got b in fact, look at these temperatures, talking 80s and a temperatures. we'r 70s throughout the gulf coast u thro but teens and single digits, ig teen below zero temperatures up through the plains and the loro through the plains and the rockies.ckies. we're going to get to we're going to get to your loca first, but first this message. age. ag
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good friday morning to you. time is 7:17. it's so cold out there. we're getting into the coldest point of the day. ten minutes away from official sunrise. a cold start means frost is likely. it will become more widespread as we head throughout the next hour or so and highs today are going to remain cool. 51 inland. 53 bayside. even colder over the course of the weekend. hope you have a great friday. >> all right, al. thanks. as we mentioned we are here in los angeles getting ready for sunday's 70th annual golden globe awards. nbc's miguel almaguer is already in place in beverly hills.
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miguel, good morning. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you. as you know, the globes are the unofficial kickoff to awards season, a night where tv and movie stars mix together, hoping for that statue. >> i like our chances now. >> with the president taking on a pilot for best actor in a drama and a mother of three challenging a cia agent for best actress -- >> there are two narratives about the location of osama bin laden. >> reporter: this year's golden globe awards are a tight race. in film, "lincoln" leads with seven nominations, including best drama. but "django unchained" and thriller "argo" are close behind with five nods apiece leaving no clear favorite. >> there's five or six movies that are even. >> reporter: "les miserables" with ann hathaway a good bet for
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best supporting actress. "silver linings playbook" star bradley cooper and jennifer lawrence could outshine the epic musical. both actors are also nominated for video awards and received oscar nods on thursday. two others looking towards a best actress tat taout at the oscar, the youngest and the oldest nominees ever. 9-year-old quvenzhane wallis for "beasts of the southern wild" and 85-year-old emmanuelle riva. for "amore." back at the globes, the biggest contest of the night could be for best director. >> i think one big surprise would be if ben affleck is able to win best director over steven spielberg, an lee, kathryn bigelow. >> reporter: affleck and biglo were snubbed for nominations in the same category. "breaking bad" is up against pbs' "downton abbey." for best drama. also nominated tina fey and amy poehler. the pair expected to add a bit
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of a kick to this year's show, as co-hosts. >> we've been practicing and the winner for best actor in a drama is -- >> daniel day-lewis for "avatar." >> looks like a fun night with the hosts expected to set a different tone than last year. the beverly hilton will be serving 7,000 glasses of champagne, that will help too. savannah, back to you. >> all right. miguel almaguer, thank you so much. are you ready? heading this way today, right? >> we are. however, mr. roker is warning us of some chilly weather, not that we're whining. but uncalifornia-like temperatures. >> we should whine. it's going to be a little bit rainy, right? >> actually, i think the rain is going to hold off. i don't think that will be a problem. chilly. breezy. updos are in order. >> go ahead. >> and hope they have space heaters on the red carpet. we will need them. >> i know. we can't wait to see your gown. we understand it's designed by
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the north face? >> yes. exactly. it's -- yes, the red carpet puffy look. very in this year. >> we look forward to it. >> a reminder we are hosting nbc's preshow special live from the red carpet on sunday night, it starts at 7:00 eastern, 4:00 pacific time. we'll be live in los angeles with a complete wrap-up monday on "today." coming up, we'll have much more on the golden globes. >> and the expectant royals, unveiling of duchess of cambridge's royal portrait. what do you think of it? we'll show it to you in a moment. first this is "today" on nbc. [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents on their own are fantastic
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let's get to work. good morning to you. it's 7:26. i'm marla tellez. sheriff's deputies are investigating the first homicide of the year in marin city. it happened on cole drive around 12:16 this morning. police say a 17-year-old boy was shot and killed. the teen's sister says there was a commotion outside and then gunfire. she thinks he was killed because he wasn't from here. he only lived in the area for about a week. >> his first birthday being free. first christmas being with the family. first time being with the family. >> reporter: how long has he been staying with you? >> about a week. i don't know how i'm going to tell my dad. his only son. >> police have no motive or suspect information. before you head out the door grab the scarf.
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gloves. whatever it takes to stay warm. meteorologist christina loren, how cold is it? >> we are below that freezing mark in some cities. 30 in livermore. 29 in gilroy. 37 degrees right now in san jose. cold enough out there for some frost and it's likely going to become more widespread through the next half hour and then that sun will start to warm us up. as we head throughout the evening hours maybe a few isolated showers. between 3:00 and 7:00 a slight chance mostly down in the south bay. you can see future cast picking that up. maybe even mix of rain and snow on top of mt. hamilton later today. 51 in livermore. 49 degrees in los gatos. through the weekend, staying chilly with highs in the upper 40s inland. it's going to be a cold weekend and maybe just maybe another rare dusting of low level snow as we wake up on sunday morning. overall if you are looking for the warmer weather, it's around the corner. we'll have to wait for it. by wednesday and thursday of next week, temperatures back in the 60s. let's check on the drive with mike. >> you showed temperatures inspect 30s through the south
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bay. speeds closer to 50s and 60s. light traffic 101 at 680. the map shows you there's slowing there as well as north 87 coming into downtown north 85. other concern right here is south 280. off-ramp is closed because of a crash that happened a few minutes ago. we see slowing and light south bay drive. south 880 slowing from hayward down past both bridges into fremont. that's it for the east bay. back to you. >> thanks so much. we'll be back with the next update at 7:56. ♪
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morning, january 11th, 2013, as we count down to the golden globes. it's now just two days away. coming up, we will have your complete guide to one of hollywood's most anticipated nights of the year, from who we expect to win to what the stars will be wearing. i'm savannah guthrie live in los angeles. matt is back in new york. i know you're anxious to join us here in l.a. for sunday's live preshow red carpet special. i know how interested you are in the fashion, matt. >> today, savannah, so we'll be out there before you know it, and also speaking of the awards show, how about the history made on thursday during those oscar nominations when nine-year-old quvenzhane wallis earned a nomination for her role in "the beasts of the southern wild."
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she is the youngest to be up for that award. we're going to meet her, coming up. and the royal family unveiled the first official portrait of the duchess of cambridge. we'll have you have your say, too. we'll have a complete wrap-up of the golden globes. we'll also have a rare interview with sonia sotomayor. she is the first hispanic to be on the justice. today national investigative correspondent jeff rossen is with us. hey, jeff, good morning. >> can you imagine turning olt faucet in your kitchen, in your bathroom, and the water suddenly ignites, in some cases creating a fireball right in your house. believe it or not, it can happen thanks to a chemical in some drinking water. one family outside cleveland is living this nightmare right now.
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>> it's a startling sight. yes, that tap water catching fire. jason and debbie klein couldn't believe their eyes, fearing for their young children. >> oh, i was so scared. it just was a huge explosion. the entire sink up to the ceiling. >> it started just weeks ago when they noticed their water was fizzing. then when debbie lit a candle near the sink, the water lit up. >> i put my kids in the bathtub every night of this explodable water. >> it turns out there is highly flammable methane gas in their well water. methane is invisible and naturally occurring in the ground. it can seep into wells. that seepage, even worse, if the ground is disturbed. anything from earthquakes to drilling. and near the klein's house, it just so happens the natural gas company was drilling. before they started, the company
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paid to test the family's water. methane levels were 9, just within safe limits. but months into the drilling, tests showed the methane levels had skyrocketed, reaching 22, more than twice the acceptable level. >> this family in ohio is not alone. there has been methane found in drinking water across the country. >> in fact, there is even a film about the issue, the anti-drilling documentary, "gas lamp." critics of drilling say laws need to be tougher to protect homeowners. >> oil and gas companies have been granted special exemptions from some of our most important environmental laws, and we need really tough enforcement, which we don't have now. >> for the klein family in ohio, the cause of their flaming water is still unclear. the gas company told nbc news they support the state investigation. and there are many natural variables that can cause the levels of methane to change.
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but in the meantime, the kleins say buying a methane filtering system would cost $8,000, money they don't have. forced to drink bottled water instead. and they're still bathing using the tap. >> we don't know the consequences of sitting in gas water. we just don't have a choice. >> overnight a gas industry group told nbc news when current laws are followed, drilling is safe. officials in ohio say they are taking this case very seriously and investigate all claims, and now washington is paying attention, too. congress has asked the epa to study the potential effects of drilling on drinking water. by the way, this fire water, the methane getting into the water supply, matt, this only affects people who use well water. if you use the city tap, which i assume you do, and i use the city tap as well, it does not affect us, but it affects millions of americans in this country.
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>> all right, jeff, appreciate it. let's get a look at the weather. >> we have a lot of folks here braving the cold. show it proudly. let's see what we've got as far as "your weather today." looking ahead to the weekend. record highs in the ohio river valley. snow stretching from minnesota all the way back into the rockies. we've got sunny, warm conditions through the southeast. on sunday looking at showers in the upper ohio river valley moving into the east later. record highs in the southeastern and midatlantic coast. it's going to be cold in the pacific northwest. and in southern california, for the red carpet and the golden globes, partly clould i, cool, temperatures in the mid 7:35 now. happy friday. i'm meteorologist christina loren. it's a cold start to the day taking a live look at a beautiful sunrise over foster city overlooking the bay. nice and clear to start. it's very cold. temperatures will remain cold
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throughout the day. only ramping up to the low 50s inland. 51 degrees today. 52 degrees at the coast. you'll need your jacket all weekend long with temperatures staying cold. we do have another frosty start to get through on monday but then we'll start to warm up tuesday through thursday. back to the 60s next week. >> and that's your latest weather. >> and that's your latest weather. savannah? of course, we all know binge drinking is bad for your health, but how about your looks? a new app shows how alcohol can ravage your face over time, and they're betting it will help some people stop. janet has more on this story. janet, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. this could hit us more than the medical facts about alcohol consumption. how your face might look years from now based on how much you drink now. it's a little too early for the wine crowd here at bongo's bar and grill in houston, but
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regulars here and everywhere might not like what they see in the mirror. it's the way many women kick back at the end of the day, with a glass or two of wine. but what if you knew now how alcohol would take on your appearance later? well, there's an app for that. it's called drinking mirror. users upload a photo of their face and plug in their alcohol consumption. >> how many glasses do you drink per week? >> what comes back is not always a pretty picture. >> that's horrible. >> reporter: the photo generated shows the potential long-term effects of drinking. there's weight gain, deeper wrinkles and red cheeks. 27-year-old maggie didn't like how she might look in a decade. the campaign by the scottish government want to encourage women to watch how much they're drinking, and it comes from the cdc which indicates nearly 14 million u.s. women, or one out
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of eight, are binge drinking three times a month, consuming an average of six alcoholic beverages at a time. >> binge drinking leads to problems with your body and your brain and really self-harming behaviors that can lead to addictive behavior. >> while lamb says the drinking mirror can be a valuable tool, these women enjoying a beverage in ft. lauderdale weren't sold on it. >> i just don't take it seriously. how can it take into effect your genes, other things you do in life, how much you work out, how much you don't work out. >> it doesn't express the medical effects of alcohol use, such as diabetes, liver and heart disease. it's purely a play on vanity. >> the picture is horrible, but there's no way this would actually happen to me. >> reporter: and it can be a harsh reflection of what might be. so the drinking mirror is an app.
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it's available on both android and apple platforms. you can upload your photo and see what might be there for you in the future, but it's not all scientific, savannah, there might be some entertainment involved in this as well. >> and perhaps some terror as well. thanks so much. still ahead, we've got a closer look at the youngest, best actress nominee ever. it's nine-year-old quvenzhane wallis. remember that time. and is justin timberlake about to make his music return? has a lot of people talking. but first, these messages. sage people talking. first these messages. so i had a fiber analysis done and sure enough, we're family. but you're not even shredded. you're...crunchy?! that happens sometimes. and you help keep people full with whole grain fiber? just like you guys. [ female announcer ] they're different, but the same. new frosted mini-wheats crunch. a tasty square packed with a crunch... [ crunch! ] ...of whole grain fiber that helps keep you full. it's a big breakfast... [ crunch! ]
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costaconcordia, starting to seem dwarfed by the effort to remove it, costing some $400 million, as the scrap steel will be worth about $10 million. but to the tiny island of giglio to those who were here, it's the human price that haunts them. 32 people died. an american couple, a little girl, a woman on her honeymoon. nearly 6,000 miles away in austin, texas, pete garcia and blake miller still see that night as like a dream or movie. >> the screaming, the yelling. there was a lady trying to -- she had a baby with her. and she got so desperate. she was trying to hand the baby over the railing. >> reporter: finally found a lifeboat but remained heartbroken for those who did not. >> we listened to one of the violinists on the ship, playing in one of the clubs and just absolutely amazing violinist. and after he finished his set we
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were going to go congratulate him and tell him how much we loved his work and a few days later when we were watching tv, they said he was one of the first bodies that was found. and so that part, talking about the people, the individuals, that's the part that still gets to me, still chokes me up. >> reporter: the cruise line has reimbursed them. they offpted to take settlement instead of suing. with it they bought a boat named mojito, for the drink they were enjoying when the concordia hit. >> i had taken my grandmother's ros aary to be blessed in rome. it was stuffed in my backpack. it's still on the ship. that's one thing i want back. >> reporter: some survivors were told they might be able to get their items back, at least what was left in their safe, but not until the ship is ready to be towed out of here. sunday the ceremony will include a moment of silence, mass, and
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crews will take the boulder that the ship struck, put it back in the sea where it originally was. matt? >> all right. michelle kosinski in italy for us. michelle, thank you very much. up next, what the duchess of cambridge is saying about her first official portrait after this morning's unveiling. that's right after this. hi, i'm phil mickelson. i've been fortunate to win on golf's biggest stages. but when joint pain and stiffness from psoriatic arthritis hit, even the smallest things became difficult.
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youngest best actress nominee in history. >> my mom, i was asleep, she taps me, you're nominated! you're nominated. i wake up. all i saw with his my name, scrolling. >> you want to be dead? >> no. >> you gonna leave me alone? >> quvenzhane was just 5 when she auditioned for her role in "beasts of the southern wild." about a girl whose home in the louisiana bayou is threatened by floodwaters from a melting ice cap. >> what she has achieved as you know believable. she had no acting experience before. she's such a natural in front of the camera. you watch this movie and she has such a presence and such a wisdom beyond her years that it's something really to behold. >> from rating an acceptance
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speech off her iphone at critics choice awards to red carpet appearances, the louisiana native who loves sweets and seafood seems to be handling her newfound fame in stride. >> you look gorgeous. tell me who you're wearing. >> mom? >> val flores. >> when she stopped by "today," she was asked about the accolades. >> people are saying you could win an oscar. you know what the oscars are, right? >> the golden man. >> the golden man could go home with you. what do you think? >> it's exciting and that people think i might get it, it's very exciting and touching to me. >> exciting it is. she's very cute. we'll see her sunday perhaps. >> very cool event. by the way, savannah, a huge event in london this morning, unveiling of the first official
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good morning. happy friday. it's 7:56. i'm marla tellez. more trouble with boeing 787 dreamliner. that same plane an hour away from touching down at san jose's mineta international airport. it was revealed overnight cracks appeared in the cockpit windshield of the 787 flying in japan. that plane landed safely. the newest issue comes as the faa just announced a comprehensive review of the plane dubbed the most technically advanced yet. today's order mandates a second look at the design, manufacture and assembly of the dreamliner. as we mentioned, it's a big deal for the silicon valley because the airways will land a 787 dreamliner this morning. it marks the start of the airlines direct flights to tokyo and beyond. we asked ana about the recent issues with the plane but they referred us to boeing. let's go ahead and check the forecast now with christina loren. >> good morning to you, marla. good morning to you at home. happy, happy friday. it's a cold start to the day.
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it's going to get even colder as we head throughout the weekend. temperatures today in the 50s. tomorrow and sunday only ramping up towards the upper 40s. so make sure you're ready for that. 32 degrees right now in walnut creek. you just saw that we have a pretty sunrise overhead. coldest point of the day. temperatures around freezing even in the south bay. as we head throughout this afternoon, expecting the low 50s and then this weekend the upper 40s. let's look at your drive. good morning, mike. >> the sun is turned on. maybe it will warm up soon. a smooth drive through fremont. bigger issue. the map shows you south 880 slow into the area. i see chp reports of a car crash. a car crash with three people stuck inside south 880. there will be a lot of activity. that's the reason for the slowing. northbound routes slowing and southbound as well at 7th still closed by that earlier crash. back to you. >> you're busy. thank you, mike. we'll be back at 8:26 with our next update. we'll see you then. [ female announcer ] back to school means back to busy mornings.
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>> ooh! >> we're back now 2k8 on a friday morning, 11th day of january, 2013. # that is a classic scene from a great movie "pretty woman." and you may be saying why are we showing you miss julia roberts and mr. richard gere, because that movie is your winner to inspire a great story for miss savannah guthrie while she is out getting ready to cover the golden globe awards. savannah is live in los angeles this morning. so that will be your assignment, savannah. how do you feel about the audience or viewers' choice? >> i think they did right by me. i'm excited. pretty woman adventure. it has all those different out fits, but, no, not the one from the beginning of the movie. >> why not? >> walking down hollywood
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boulevard. come on. >> no. get that image out of your head. nobody wants to see that. i also did a little digging, aka got some information straight from the golden globe folks. new information. it's exclusive about sunday's big night. we just learned catherine zeta-jones will be among the presenters and halle berry will be taking a turn at the podium. >> you're cracking me up with your world exclusives on this. >> wonder where we got our sources, nbc. >> we will be joining you, the entire "today" show team will be hosting the precarpshow red car special at 7:00 p.m. eastern time, 4:00 pm pacific time here on nbc. who may walk away with the big awards and, of course, talking about the fashions on the red carpet. >> and speaking of exclusives, we're getting an exclusive tour of a very exclusive club. out in -- >> one more time. >> it's in exclusive los angeles. the magic castle. they say you can contact the
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spirit of houdini. if he's not there, leave a message. >> all right. >> and let's go inside right now. natalie is standing by at the news desk with a check of all the headlines. natalie? >> good morning, matt, aisle, everyone. a major storm is starting to dump as much as a foot of snow from utah to the great lakes. it's already making road travel there treacherous and will intensify with strong winds and very cold temperatures. meantime a severe storm unleashed a tornado thursday in plaquemines, louisiana, one of three in the state. and it left people wading through floodwaters. an indiana.kidnapped 19 years ago has been found in minnesota living under a different name. police say richard wayne landers was abducted by his paternal grandparents in 1994 during a custody dispute. cold case detectives tracked him down using his social security number. officials have not said if the grandparents will be charged. new developments in the mysterious murder of a chicago man who won a $1 million lottery jackpot.
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nbc's kevin tibbles reports. >> urooj khan was feeling lucky after he won a million dollars in the illinois lottery last june. >> i donated to churches and everything. >> reporter: not even a month after posing with the giant check, khan, who was 46 years old, died. at the time the medical examiner ruled he died of natural causes. >> very healthy. very hardworking person. >> reporter: but relatives raised suspicions and authorities discovered he was poisoned with cyanide. >> he went from work straight home. ate his last dinner. >> reporter: no suspects have been named. khan's siblings are in a legal battle with his widow over his lottery winnings. in probate court documents, khan's brother says he wants to ensure that khan's daughter, from a prior marriage, receives her proper share. nbc news talked to khan's widow at his dry cleaning business.
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she would not go on camera but says she still can't believe someone would want to harm him. he was such a nice person, no one would dare do that. authorities now want to exhume khan's body. kevin tibbles, nbc news, chicago. now for a look at what's trending, a quick roundup of what has you talking on-line. who wants to host a game show? meredith vieira is trending on yahoo! after announcing she's leaving "who wants to be a millionaire," to pursue other venues including here on nbc. a search is under way for a host to take over this fall. >> beyonce teemed up with his partners for a destiny's child comeback releasing a track called "nuclear." the song will anchor a collection of previously released hits. justin timberlake's website
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is featuring a new venture walking into a recording studio. >> i've only done two albums in ten years. that's the way i look at it. what does the next decade mean for me? >> the video followed by a clock counting down to the highly anticipated release. >> it is now 8:05. let's go back outside to al. we do love justin. >> i know. >> looking forward to it. >> he's going to bring the music back. >> we need that. >> a cute family here. what's your name? >> lacey. >> where are you from? >> louisiana. >> very nice. some other cutis here. there's a sleeping one. where are you from? >> youngstown, ohio. >> good to see you. everybody is tiring out. all right. # let's see what we've got for you. our pick city of the day, the cuse, syracuse, new york. action 3 news, afternoon rain and cold, temperatures in the low 40s. you see this whole mess making its way to the east coast. heavier showers and thunderstorms through michigan, on into illinois and indiana. we are looking at a lot of wet
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depression hurts. cymbalta can help. >> announcer: "today's" countdown to the golden globes is brought to you by l'oreal paris, because you're worth it. >> this morning on today's kwountsedown to the golden globes we're sizing up sunday's big night in hollywood. we have it all covered, the potential winners on the stage and on the red carpet. >> okay. matt, we're going to start with zhana roberts rossi, today's fashion contributors and senior fashion editor from "marie claire" magazine. good morning to you. are you excited? >> very. very excited. there are so many beautiful women who will be gracing the red carpet and men too, but there's some you have your eye on, jessica chastain, top of your list. >> she's interesting to me. she's relatively new.
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she only came on the red carpet a year ago, 2012 with her first oscars, wowed us in the mcqueen dress. last golden globe's she gone from classic icon to a fashion plate. now the face of ysl. maybe that's a hint to what she'll be wearing sunday. >> another one, jennifer lawrence, i do it to see what hair color she might have. >> raven locks with the dark hair. my favorite all-time look of hers was with the blond hair, the kind of bombshell calvin klein dress and the oscars last year. but recently was seen in a couture dress, three tiered color, very gothic. who knows what to expect from her. >> one of my favorite girls, lean na doneham, looked cute in a red dress the other day on our show. >> we saw her in a valentino jumpsuit. she is going to be a risk taker. she takes risks.
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doesn't care what she looks like. proud of her body and that's why we lover. >> let's talk about trends. your first trend, you would give us a hint today. black and white is in? >> black and white is in. you may think revolutionary but it is. much more about bold, big contrasts. very, very stark contrast. we've seen it on the runways marc jacobs, michael kors, the girls will definitely be wearing them. there will be some elegant with a twist, maybe a naomi watts, rachel weiss. >> it's going to be chillier than some of us hoped on sunday. you think we're going to see skin, is that the trend still? >> skin is in. we're not talking jersey shore. it's more about sheer panels. we saw a lot of that on the runway and it will translate to the red carpet. >> if you want to go lady like, ruffles and florals? >> ruffles are extreme, but big ruffles, big slits. nothing too ladylike about all
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of them and quite extreme. prints on the red carpet are a new thing. i'm excited to see that. >> golden globes as much fun as the oscars? >> it's much more fun. people have dinner and drinks. >> relaxed and having fun. >> exactly. now back to you, matt. >> savannah, thanks. >> now to favorites to walk away with the hardware, michele beadle is a correspondent for "access hollywood." good to see you. >> good morning. >> good at this? >> you can lock up everything i'm about to say. >> take this to the bank. here we go. start with the list of best picture drama nominations. "argo," "django unchained" "zero dark thirty" and the winner is? >> i'm going to go with "lincoln." this i might get wrong. let's be serious here. "argo and "zero dashrk thirty" e getting a lot of love. daniel day lewis is not daniel day lewis. he's lincoln. he might get a play for that. >> you're qualifying your first choice? >> i'm going to keep it real. i would like to see "lincoln" win. i think it's a big moving film,
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but -- >> let's move on. the golden globe for best picture musical or comedy. by the way, people still find it weird that they have comedies competing with musicals. but let's go through them. "les mis" "moon rise kingdom" "the best exotic merry gold hotel" "silver linings playbook." >> which i'm sure people are going salmon what and who? but i personally believe "silver linings playbook" was a great film but "les mis," if they can get away with that hype and convince the hollywood foreign press which i think they will, "les miss" despite what some of us thought about the film, might win this. >> does that mean that you think anne hathaway will walk away with best supporting actress? while it was an important role it was a short role. >> it was a very short role. you were probably shocked by that. she's going up against sally field and helen hunt, which a lot of people may not have seen "sessions." when anne hathaway sang "i dreamed a dream," that nailed it for her. >> that nails it there. >> anyone who lose weight in hollywood wins. >> she lost 20 pounds.
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>> stiff competition for best director now. ben affleck for "argo," kathryn bigelow for "zero dark thirty" up against heavy hitters ang lee and steven spielberg. and tarantino. what is going to happen here? >> this is shocking since we found out yesterday that neither affleck, big lo or tarantino were nominated for the oscar for the same category. we saw affleck walking away for the critics award. i think he wins for "argo." expect a funny speech, because i think he feel s dissed by the academy. and he beats spielberg, which is big. >> best actress in a musical or comedy, legends here, judi dench, maggie smith, meryl streep, and jennifer lawrence for "silver linings playbook" and i think you like her in that? >> i love her in this movie. she's young, smart, the new hollywood without all the drama. and stuff off the screen. love her in this film. >> emily blount, the fifth actress in that category.
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best television drama, homeland, won last year, "downton abby's" season premier, 8 billion people watched. breaking bad, board walk empire, downton abbey, homeland or the newsroom. >> homeland had a shaky season two. personally did not care for it myself. i'm actually going to go with "breaking bad" on this one. this is a tough category. all five of these are obviously strong shows. i'm going to give it to "breaking bad." a loyal following. "homeland" doesn't do two in a row. >> those are very strong picks. should we have you on monday morning and either praise you or humiliate you? >> i know. yeah, throw things at me. >> all right. michele, thanks very much. again we'll be there live on the red carpet as savannah, al, natalie and i host nbc's preshow special, sunday 7:00 eastern time, 4:00 pacific time. up next a rare tour inside one of the most exclusive and mysterious clubs in los angeles. the magic castle, after this. ♪ this is amazing, how did you find us? i thought we might be related, so i had a fiber analysis done and sure enough, we're family.
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this is a big week end for the national world war ii museum in new orleans. it's holding the grand opening of the new u.s. freedom pavilion. tom brokaw is there. i know this is a big deal. this is a labor of love and has been for you to grow that museum. what's new there? >> reporter: well, frankly, matt, it's really an astonishing experience to be here in this new pavilion. this began as a d day pavilion, the landing craft that were built in new orleans. it keeps growing and growing and growing. take a look at some of the aircraft that were suspended all over this boeing pavilion in new orleans. the air war was fought all over the world. you see everything from b-17s to the p-51 mustangs that was critical to america's closing success in the closing day of the war. this has a red tail. a b-24 bomber is here as well, a
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b-25, the planes that flew in the pacific. this is a great tribute to the men and all the people that supported the air war at great risk to their lives. just off this pavilion is a virtual experience of going down in the "u.s.s. tang," the most lethal submarine we had in world war ii. i can't tell you what it's like to be in that submarine, see it on a mission and see what happened to it. >> tom, i know the primary goal and focus of the museum is education. do you get a sense that there is a great thirst for knowledge about the second world war among the younger people who visit that museum? >> reporter: i do, matt. my own personal experience is that the baby boomers who came along after the war, it was not part of their memory, but then all the books that have been written about that time and they realize what their parents went through, first the depression and then the war and how much we owe them. and how much was at stake. and so young people are coming here and learning the magnitude of this war. 50 million people perished in world war ii as fought on six of
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the seven continence. john keegan says it's the largest event in the history of man kind. so large we're coming to grips with how important it was. >> we urge all of our viewers to get out and visit that important museum. tom, for your work in making it an even better place, we congratulate you. thanks for joining us this morning. >> reporter: all right. one more thing, matt. the pair a troopers that landed on d-day had a cricket so they could identify each other. i'm going to send you one so if we get lost in the dark, we can find each other. >> you can always find me, pal. thanks very much. we appreciate it. here's savannah out in los angeles. matt, thank you so much. there are a lot of exclusive clubs in los angeles but none is like the legendary magic castle. it is celebrating its 50th anniversary. we were allowed inside. kristen dahlgren is there this morning. kristen, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. i've got to tell you it's a
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little bit spooky being here in the houdini sayance room. it's all about living it up and having a great time. ♪ i'll be your anything >> reporter: the magic castle may be the world's most unique nightclub. >> no birds come out of my sleeve, i guarantee you that. >> reporter: nestled at the base of the hollywood hills, this old victorian mansion has become a mecca of magic celebrating 50 years of ooohhhs and aaahhhs. >> this is the pin make itle of being a magician. >> reporter: kneel patrick harrison escorted me on a tour that requires a secret password just to get in. >> open sesame. whoa. every night the club's three show rooms, restaurants, and bars host members and guests. a who's who of magic including
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david copper field, david blain and siegfried and roy. >> this is right here, the whole atmosphere. people love the mystery. >> reporter: the castle was started in 1963 by ma beginning shan milt larsson and his brother bill. >> we thought it would be fun. it's out of hand. >> reporter: out of hand because many believe the magic castle is haunted. >> this is our invisible piano playing ghost. >> reporter: magically herman knows every tune requested. >> reporter: let's try "do you believe in magic." ♪ ♪ ♪ do you believe in magic >> reporter: for true believers, there's the houdini seyance room. >> an actual seyance medium sits here. you try to get the houdini here ♪ >> reporter: every night on
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stage the age old art of fooling an audience lives on at the magic castle. >> i like to watch people watch magic. i like to watch people be mesmerized. ♪ . ♪ >> reporter: the magic castle has more than 5,000 members, both magicians and fans of magic. savannah, you need to know one to get in so getting a ticket may be the biggest trick of all. >> you had a pretty good seat. kristen dahlgren, thank you very much. hey, guys, i know you're headed this way in a couple of moments. i should mention the golden globes has mentioned a menu. >> breaking news. breaking news. >> i'm sorry, i have sources. >> go ahead. >> first course, grilled artichoke on frisee served with fennell tomato lemon mouse. kabocha pumpkin smoked dried tomato tart.
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>> we have the good friday morning to you. 8:26 now, i'm laura garcia canyon. one of the men who participated in the brutal rape of a teenager in 2009 will be sentenced. ari morales faces up to 27 years in prison after pleading guilty in november. morales is one of a group of men accused of raping the 16-year-old, last october manuel ortega was sentenced to 32 years for prison for the vicious act. four other defendants await trial. we want to check the morning commute. >> a couple of bad slowdowns, 101 north at 60 still slow, originating here 280 at seventh, the off-ramp now open with a crash had that closed. 87 to 280 recovering but folks taking 101 through the area as an alternate backing up 880 north to the area because that
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connector is jammed as well. those should clear over the next half hour. meanwhile we're looking at south 880 the off-ramp at alvarado is closed because of a car crash rolled over a few times on the surface street just off of the off-ramp so the freeway is affected by the closure and activity but still slow anyway south through fremont and 80. 680 clear out of sunol. 8:27. i will have another local news update in half an hour. see you then. [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents on their own are fantastic
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8:30 now on this friday morning, the 11th of january, 2013. we've got a nice crowd in ro rockefeller plaza and new york city. chilly there and chilly here, guys, in los angeles. i'm savannah guthrie. the rest of the gang is holding down the fort in new york city. they're getting ready to join us here on the west coast, and willie geist as well. >> and that guy. >> the party crasher. >> savannah, by the way, you know natalie had a skiing accident recently. she's wearing a cast on her right hand, which is not exactly in keeping with the glam of the
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red carpet. >> what am i going to do? >> jill martin is here with a little fashion accessory. >> to match with your dress. >> what? >> we have a little surprise. >> will you hold that? >> of course i will. >> an exclusive one of a kind? >> exclusive design. >> make it bigger. >> it will work. it will work. hang on. it will work. we secretly measured you. >> this is a challenge i've been having every day. >> it sounds like the surprise was actually gone over a little earlier. >> it goes perfectly with your dress so you can sparkle in style. >> straight for the michael jackson look. >> i'll practice my dance moves. >> jill, thank you. appreciate it. >> and as we continue from a dancing dad to a car-driven by a ghost, that's right. great choices for you on
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"today's" top clicks. >> if weight loss is your resolution for the new year, we'll talk to a group of teenagers who lost more than 700 pounds. >> rising stars in u.s. women's figure skating, and she has a name fit for the olympics, 17-year-old gracie gold with a surprise performance out on our rink in a few minutes. >> her parents knew what they were doing. lots to get to. meanwhile, mr. roker has a check of the weather. >> i do, indeed. let's take a look toward the weekend. record highs in the upper ohio river valley, nice and warm through florida. snow showers in the great lakes. heavy rain in the lower mississippi river valley. they do need that rain. for sunday, sunday, more heavy rain in the mid mississippi river valley and ohio river valley. sunny and cool
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well we've just hit 8:33, good friday morning to you. i'm meteorologist christina loren. grab your coat and shades, abundant sunshine. this is san jose, a beautiful clear start but it is cold. san jose at 37 degrees and it's even colder up in the north bay, 33 in santa rosa. we're going to stay chilly all day long only maxing out in the low 50s, by tomorrow the upper 40s and finally a little bit of a warmup as we head into next week. hope you have a fantastic weekend. all right. time for "today's" top clicks, where you get to vote for your favorite viral videos of the week. click number one this week, our new champ -- drum roll, please, dance like nobody's watch iing. remember this one? dancing around the busy baggage claim at l.a.x. this was not the first time she
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was inspired to break out the dance moves. she's done this in places all over. >> nobody is looking. >> no reaction whatsoever. >> it's just another day in l.a. >> interestingly enough, savannah, we had video of you doing the same thing yesterday. >> oh, stop t i wish i were that limber, willie. i wish. >> got the moves. >> she's got some stiff competition this week. click number two, a sexy and i know it parody that shows you can keep your sense of humor even when you have five kids. ♪ look at that daddy girl look at that daddy girl look at that daddy i work out ♪ ♪ i got diapers in my hands and i ain't afraid to show it show it show it i'm a daddy and i know it ♪ >> this is my personal favorite. >> i love that one. >> i'm partial to that one. >> i saw this one last week and thought this is spectacular. >> that's a good one. >> fully loaded diapers. >> fully loaded. >> diapers, fully loaded, the
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sequel. >> exactly. >> click number three, the wedding crashers. bride and groom, along with 11 others, took to the skies for a dream wedding but shortly after the i dos, an unexpected twist. >> brace. hold on. >> yeah! oh, yeah. >> not the way they drew that one up. >> that just hurts watching that. >> they're all okay. >> we can show you this in smiles because no one was seriously injured. click number four, how would you react if this happened to you? >> hello. what the heck? he's totally gone. oh, my god. >> am i trippin some? >> where did they go?
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>> just throw it in here. i'm a ghost. >> i'm a ghost, he says. >> that's my favorite. savannah, you vote for that one? >> it is so good. i think it's 3 1/2 minutes if you watch the whole thing. all these reactions are priceless. >> it's a magician who hid himself in the carseat. and still drove the car but it looked empty. we know what savannah likes. we know what al likes. what do you think? >> i like the daddy. >> the video? >> the video, yeah. >> so which one will be "today's" top click? dance like nobody's watching, i'm daddy and i know it, wedding crashers or the invisible drive-thru prank? we'll reveal the winner next friday. we're back in a moment.
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we're back at 8:39. this morning on new year new you, we're looking at inspiring weight loss stories. a group of students who, through their school lost more than 750 pounds. kerry sanders has their story. good morning, kerry. >> reporter: good morning, willie. in classrooms like this across america, kids learn reading, writing, arithmetic. but rarely do they learn, eat this, not that. but one school district decided that could change. >> the heaviest i've been, i heard somebody say you can't sit there. you're too big for that seat. that was hurtful. i went home that night and cried. >> my heaviest was 830 pounds. if you're big, uh-uh usually get teased. oh, you're a fatty. it really brings you down. >> i was 275. i wouldn't want to look in the
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mirror. i hid it from my mom because, you know, i wanted her to be happy. and i wanted to be happy. but it was hard to make friends. >> 257. i would be like 500, 700 pounds or something like that. >> reporter: last september, chelsea, jason, sarah and cameron, along with eight other students from independence, missouri, left their family and headed to mindstream academy, a boarding program in bluffton, south carolina, on a mission to lose weight. the trip paid for by their own school district. >> we as a school district can take advantage of an opportunity for students and their families to change the course of their life, that's what we're going to do. >> reporter: mindstream academy and parents helped foot the bill. and for the next three months, they exercised, were counseled and learned about healthy
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eating. in december, they returned to missouri after losing a combined 756 pounds. an emotional homecoming. >> he has changed so much. he is so skinny. >> reporter: not only did they lose weight, but they gained confidence. >> the before picture and you see the girls, the hair was all up in ponytails, baggy clothes. and after picture, it was, look at me now. i got makeup on, hair down, hand on the hip, pride. >> that pride shared by all. >> i lost 100 pounds. my self esteem was just through the roof. >> i'm very proud of you, jason. i think it's an amazing thing. >> i lost 55 pounds. i'm smiling a lot more. i think i just have more optimism. >> extremely proud. i mean, she's always made me proud, but i'm just even prouder.
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>> no one recognizes me. i grew four inches and i lost 65 pounds. >> i think as parents of these children from mind stream, that we just feel really blessed. >> when i got down to about 250 pound pounds i said, wow! she still tells me every day she's happy i'm home. >> one of the things i told her, i said, i have always told you that you're beautiful. i hope you see it now. >> i do. >> the independence, missouri, district, is going to be sending sarah, jason, cameron and chelsea back to the landmark academy next week to continue their weight loss program and increasingly across america schools are beginning to recognize if they teach kids what to eat at a young age, it likely will stick with them the rest of their lives. willie? >> great story out of
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independence, missouri. kerry sanders, thanks so much. golden globes inspired "today's" take three, including what we can expect from co-hosts tina fey and amy poehler. should be fun. first this is "today" on nbc. oh!
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back now at 8:45 with a woman living with aids who became the face of the disease by challenging people to erase the stigma associated with it. jenna bush hager is here with the story. good morning. >> good morning. mary fisher took america by storm in 1992, faced a fearful nation with a message of compassion. >> i want your attention, not your applause. i would never have asked to be hiv positive. >> mary fisher's historic speech at the 1992 republican national convention is known as one of the greatest speeches of the 20th century. it's called "a whisper of aids" yet her words were anything but
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quiet. her speech resonated with a nation still learning about the death sentence called aids. >> i am one with the lonely gay man sheltering a flickering candle from the cold wind of his family's rejection. >> reporter: a mother of two and daughter of a wealthy republican politician, working in the ford white house in 1974, this was not the typical face of aids. but when mary fisher was asked to break her silence, she stood up strongly. what was your main message? what did you want to get across? >> i didn't want my children to feel the shame. so speaking out, for me, was a lot about them. i knew there was tremendous stigma against the gay community. and my message was if it can happen to me, it can happen to you. and we need to be compassionate. >> reporter: after learning she contracted the virus from her ex-husband, who later died from the disease, she found a new mission in life. mary wrote books and gave speeches. at the same time she prepared for death. and for her young children's
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future when she would be gone. >> i was organizing how it would be for them. who would be taking care of them. how would they be living. because i don't think anyone can love their children as much as a mother can. i wanted them to know how i felt. each night i rehearsed for the day when i must give you over. that is why, as i reach for the day's last kiss and hug, you always hear me say the same four words. sleep with the angels. >> reporter: but with the help of great medical advances, it turns out that memboir was not her last book. >> i can't help but think about the title, "the messenger." in some ways, is that what you see yourself as, as a messenger? >> i think, yes, in some respects, that we can all be messengers, that we all have the opportunity to make a difference in other people's lives. and when i first gave my speech in '92, i said that i didn't
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want my children to think of me as a victim, but i wanted them to think of me as a messenger. >> a message that her sons, 20 years later, have never forgotten. >> she taught me that integrity is everything, that you need to stand up for what you believe in and that no voice is too small, i think, is the biggest thing. >> reporter: yet just as she was learning to live, she faced another unexpected blow last year. breast cancer. >> being diagnosed with cancer is so different than being diagnosed with hiv. people come out of the woodwork. they want to tell you their story. they want to help you. they want to give you advice. when i was diagnosed with hiv, it is so the opposite. >> reporter: so this is your happy place? >> this is my studio, place that i love. >> reporter: her cancer is now in remission and her life in sedona, arizona, is filled with art, advocacy and helping people live with hiv in africa. and a very special dance she never dreamed she would live to
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experience. >> it was the most amazing moment, i think, of my life, to watch my son get married and to be alive to see this. i was just -- yeah. i was overwhelmed with joy. >> fisher really defied all odds and now is one of the millions of americans living with aids. but she did say that 20 years after her famous speech, sadly, the stigma still exists and it's what she works for every day. >> absolutely. >> to make sure that people can live without that stigma. >> she has a powerful voice and so many people are listening. it's a great piece, jenna. thank you. her new book is called "messenger." we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. these sweet honey clustery things have fiber?
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>> announcer: "today" at the rink is brought to you by folgers. the best part of waking up is folgers in your cup. this morning on "today" at the rink, a rising star in the skating world, gracie gold. she's 17 years old, u.s. junior champion and with the winter olympics in sochi not far away, about a year from now, she has her eye on the liolympics. it's great to meet you. thanks for coming. >> thank you for having me. >> with a name like gracie gold there seems to be a bit of destiny involved here. does that name drive you into olympic sports?
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>> i picked skating because i love it, but it's a great name to have in the sport. >> it doesn't hurt for marketing, let's say that. sochi, as i said, is about a year away. what do you have to do between now and then to reach your goal, which is to skate in the olympics? >> ever since i was a little girl and a skater, it's been my dream to go to the olympic games. this coming championships later this year, this spring, will decide how many spots we have. and next year's national will decide the olympic trials of skating to decide who goes. >> week from sunday, combines the gymnastics and skaters. >> january 20th, 4:00 to 6:00 pm eastern time on nbc. right before the championship. >> sounds good. i'll take your jacket so you will be more comfortable to skate. >> thank you. >> you're skating to alicia keys
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>> ladies and gentlemen, 17-year-old gracie gold. keep your eye on gracie. we'll be back, but first these messages. good friday morning to you. it's 8:56. niners getting ready for their final prep before tomorrow's big game. coach jim harbaugh confirms he'll go with acre david akers. the niners play the packers at 5:00 tomorrow at candlestick. we want to check the forecast with meteorologist christina loren. >> happy friday to you. temperatures are cold enough for frost for another hour and we'll hit the low 50s. 51 inland, 51 degrees at the
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back now with more of "today" on this friday, january 11th, 2013. we've got a pretty nice crowd outside on the plaza, kicking off their day with us here. i'm willie geist alongside tamron hall. matt, al and natalie on their way to join savannah in los angeles. michelle beedle, jason kennedy is joivening us this morning. savannah has been reporting from out there all morning. >> it's getting exciting around here. you're starting to feel the energy build. in a couple of moments we'll see how all of our picks compared to your picks at home when we're talking about the big races. will "lincoln" get the expected big haul or will "silver linings
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playbook" pull it off? >> just what they wear to the awards show will influence fashion. we all love fashion. offspring influence baby names to the offbeat fashion. celebrity baby names, blu ivy i think is a hit. that's still in style. the big question, what should the royals name their baby? >> frank. >> frank? >> very good ring to it. >> you have to say it like michelle. frank. could you see kate middleton, frank. >> kathy, bill and frank. >> perfect. like it. little later on, the name is the easy part. as they get older, there are other big decisions to be made, such as when they start dating. we'll have a panel of moms chew over some of the tough questions. on "today's" take three, savannah is in los angeles and
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the great michelle beedle is back and the great jason kennedy. >> awkward. >> interestingly enough, michelle will do a skating performance for us. >> i am. >> right after this. >> i really am. i have some glitter. >> which i should be really fun. categories of the golden globes, give you our picks and see who you chose. best motion picture drama and best motion picture comedy or musical. best motion picture drama. let's take a look. savannah says "zero dark thirty." jason, you and i agree "argo." >> thank you. >> and the ladies, tamron and michelle, say "lincoln." viewers with the ladies on this one. 56% say it's "lincoln." savannah guthrie, defend your choice. >> i'm not really making predictions. that's why we have the experts, michelle and jason here. i just picked my favorites. there are so many good movies this year. if you have three or four hours to sit in the theater and watch
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them. they're long but i thought "zero dark thirty" was very good. a very stark look at the ten-year hunt for osama bin laden. i know there's been a lot of controversy setting all of that aside, it's just a very riveting film, i thought. >> jason, we were surprised when ben affleck wasn't nominated for "argo." >> but it won best picture at the critic's choice award and literally gave an acceptance speech and said i want to thank the academy. he was so on point with it. i was surprised. everybody, like you said, was also surprised. i think it got a shot, though. the picture has a shot. obviously he won't win because he wasn't nominated for best director but we'll see. >> what did you think about "lincoln"? >> i didn't see it. >> i like what we're doing now. >> you asked for predictions. i only went by the incredible buzz and everyone that i respect seems to like it. i apologize. >> did you just throw things at a dart board last night? >> i did. i'm going to go out on a limb and be completely honest not
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because i have children, because i don't. and not because i'm busy, because i'm not. i just have not seen any of these movies. >> none of them? >> i'm going to hook you up from some screeners. >> thank you. my opinions are soly based on -- i do read a lot and all of the reviews. >> we're so glad you're with us here for the segment. go have some brunch over there. >> bye. >> did you see lincoln at least? >> i actually did not see "lincoln." >> an entertainment guru. >> exactly. i would have picked "django" because it's one of my favorite films of the year. i just don't see that happening. what daniel day lewis did in transforming himself and how beautiful the film is, just to look at, it's got a pretty good shot. >> academy loves movies like that. >> big fancy. >> and the whole package. >> the hollywood dream. >> and it was an election year. >> wow! let's move on and hope that some of the panel has seen some of these next movies. best motion picture comedy or
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musical. savannah, jason and michelle all say "les mis" maybe the favorite. tamron, you and i like "silver linings playbook." >> i like the movie because i like the cast. again, i haven't seen the movie. but the reviews are incredible. >> yes, savannah? >> why are you hiding your talent for french by calling it "les mis"? >> no, i don't like to. >> please. >> on monday you talked about girard depardieu. >> are you talking about "les miserables." >> there it is. >> 60% of the viewers think it will be "les miserables." >> in full disclosure, i did not like this movie at all. >> either she didn't see it or didn't like it? >> no, it was three hours long. it's all singing instead of speaking. a person that gives out awards is in love with this kind of
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movie and i get that. >> you have to have an incredible cast. anne hathaway, hugh jackman, russell crowe, they nailed it. i think the viewers agree. >> russell crowe did -- he was in that movie. not all great singing. >> adam lambert. >> i don't think you're going to get that exclusive interview with russell you have been looking for. >> he will be thrilled to see you. >> best actress in a tv drama. here are our picks. savannah says it's a tie between claire danes and dockery. i love connie britton. she has been good her whole care career. i think she gets it. tamron and jason like claire danes. >> we actually watch homeland. now you're talking. i know michelle is disappointed with this season. >> i didn't love season two.
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the finale got me back interested. i'm going dark horse, juliana margoulise. >> you know who agrees? our viewers. >> really? nice. >> should we do one more of these? let's do actor in a comedy or musical. if we call those up, savannah, jason, we all say alec baldwin. >> got to go alec. >> it's the last season. >> i know but lewis c.k. is ridiculous in a good way. the best. >> and michelle is going off the board a little bit. >> i went historically, parsons kicks hiney when it comes to these award shows. >> he does. >> sheldon is a great character from "binge bang theory." i don't think they're going to care that it's alec's last season. i don't think they'll be romantic. >> hollywood loves baldwin, though. >> the oldest, youngest nominee
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but with the golden globes, they -- >> viewers attend to agree with you, by the way. >> let's talk about the hosts that you're going to see out there, tina fey, amy poehler. the moment it was announced everybody said, yes, of course. finally. they first started hosting "weekend update" together more than eight years ago in october 2004. ben affleck and nelly were the musical guests. tina fey was co-anchor to jimmy fallon. is it okay if i play the clip mom jeans? >> mom jeans fit mom just the way she likes it. she'll love the nine-inch zipper and casual front pleats. cut generously to fit a mom's butt. she'll want to wear them to everything, from soccer game to night on the town. >> i have to say, half the
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excitement, or more than half the excitement, about the golden globes are the two women hosting the show. >> i think we can all boldly predict and agree they'll be fabulous. i have to go. i have two days of intense beautification. >> oh, my gosh. wow! >> i took a page from willie. he gets the facial, exfoliation, spray tan. >> do i look like a get a spray tan? >> the spray tan has faded. >> i don't even know you any more, willie. >> i'm flying back tonight. save some bronzer for me. >> i will. >> see you monday. >> see you soon. >> jason, michelle, good to see you. stay tuned for your skating performance. >> will do. with more than 40 states reporting cases of the flu, in a severe flu season that could last as many as four months. visits are up 120% to emergency
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rooms with health officials declaring a flu epidemic. it's not too late to get a shot. cdc says there is a spot shortage of vaccine in some places. keep that in mind. and the suspect in last year's movie theater massacre in aurora, colorado, has been ordered to stand trial. defense attorneys for james holmes say they are not ready to enter a plea. holmes is accused of killing 12 people after allegedly opening fire during the opening night of a batman movie back in july. vice president joe biden meets today with members of the video game industry after talks thursday with gun rights groups and the entertainment industry. in the wake of the newtown school shooting, biden, leading a task force on gun violence and will present recommendations to the president on tuesday. after thursday's meeting the nra accused the obama administration of attacking the second amendment. too bad samuel l. jackson wasn't on board. snake on the plane drama.
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a real snake. a ten-foot python was spotted by passengers flapping on the wing mid air. it apparently crawled up through the landing bay and found its way into a crevice in the wing. the plane landed safely, all the passengers okay. the snake has not been seen since. >> ahh. >> ahh? kate, the duchess of cambridge is as pretty as a picture. now there's a picture as pretty as kate. first official portrait of the duchess was unveiled today in london, painted by scottish artist paul emsley after just two sittings. the expected mom, who isn't showing yet, asked to be portrayed naturally as opposed to a royal. some people believe naturally means she looks ten years older. potty training has entered the 21st century with the ipotty for ipad. take a look. brightly colored trainer was a hit at the consumer electronics show in las vegas, sells for
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about 20 bucks, features a holder designed to grip an ipad that you need to supply yourself and, yes, it also has convenient splash guard for the little boys out there. >> what does it do, though? how does that potty train? watch the ipad when you're -- >> when boys say i'm not ready yet and they're being entertained. >> splash guard is key. they think of everything. >> okay. i've got one more story. >> there's more? >> thanks, jason. >> i'll be here. i'll be here for the next interview. still working on potty training, apparently. >> can i finish the newscast? i'm a legitimate news woman. you can't trust anyone these days, including these guys. this girl gets confused as to what she's supposed to do in a trust fall. take a look. >> trust fall. ready, set, go. >> no! >> not quite the way it's supposed to work. no one got hurt. you can officially laugh. one more time. look. i'm ready, i'm ready. >> look at her sister's
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reaction. >> it is now 12 minutes past the hour. and you're up-to-date. ready? >> yeah. >> tamron, thanks. al had to leave a little early to get out to the golden globes. we've gone to the bull pen weekend "today's" dillon drier has the weather. >> you won a trip to new york city? >> yes. >> are you having fun? >> yes. >> what do you like best so far? >> everything, the lights. >> shopping, the food. the people, too. that's wonderful. we are actually going to see some really nice weather in the northeast. it's the place to be as we head into the weekend. out west, we are talking about a major snow storm from billings, montana, right down into salt lake city. we have winter storm warnings, winter weather advisories, freezing rain advisories across eastern minnesota, which is actually where this storm is headed. we are looking at perhaps up to a foot of snow across the northern plains and into minnesota as well.
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>> 9:14 on a friday morning it's still very cold out there, but we were able to go ahead and let that frost advisory expire right on time. this is a live look, crystal clear condition over the city by the bay, 44 in san jose, 39 degrees in sunnyveil and 34 still? santa cruz. we're only headed toward the low 50s for today, by tomorrow even cooler but we have a warmup on the way as we head through next week. hope you have a fantastic weekend. >> and that is your latest forecast. now back to you guys inside. >> best and worst celebrity baby names. [ woman ] this is me. this is my tea.
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bumps seem to be the latest trend. baby center's global editor in chief. linda, good to see you this morning. >> good to see you, too. katherine heigl, baby adalaide. people love this one. >> this is an old world name. it has granny chic. >> i like that. >> yes. >> how about gisele bundchen and tom brady, vivian? >> two of the most beautiful people in the world pick one of the most beautiful names in the world. apparently you have to be super hot to use this. >> little different spelling, vivienne for them. drew barrymore and will kopelman. >> olive. drew could have been lindsay lohan, but she turned it around. it's a cute, quirky name. >> i guess she had that name picked out when she was three months pregnant, something like that. least favorite baby name, reese witherspoon and her husband name
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their baby tennessee. >> what a disappointment. america's sweetheart. moms love her and they hate this name. it's too southern, too offbeat. people expected more from her. >> she's a southern girl. she comes from nashville. it's a nod to her heritage. i don't think it's that bad. alyson hanniga sbchlt and her husband had keeva. what's with that? >> you think you heard it wrong. >> suri grows on you, though. i'll throw that out there. >> jessica simpson has been in the headlines for the pregnancy of 2012. she's pregnant again. let's talk about her first child, maxwell. i guess naming a girl maxwell is the problem? >> that's the problem with maxwell. in the '80s, unisex names were in. they're totally out. this is a girl. don't give her a boy's name. >> kim car dash kardashian.
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>> don't do the kimye. resist the urge to put them together. >> i don't think they will. >> duchess of cambridge and william. >> we did a survey at baby center. american moms want diana, in honor of the princess. u.k. moms want charlotte. got to go with something clsk and royal. >> i'm not going to judge the baby names. i think they did okay. >> hard not to. >> appreciate it. still to come, your daughter wants to date, your son wants to quit his sport. when is that okay? a panel of moms weighs in. first these messages. it's no ordinary nonfat yogurt. it has twice the protein of regular lowfat yogurt. and at 80 calories, it's the lightest greek yogurt with fruit. its creamy, thick texture helps satisfy you. so you won't feel like you're running low on satisfaction. light & fit greek. be light and fit. and satisfied.
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designers usually use sequins and feathers but what about a gown made out of office supplies? >> sounds interesting. >> yes. brooklyn designer has created one of a kind dresses, get this, made of only rubber bands. our very own dylan drier is modeling it. you have to do it gracefully. >> there is kind of no graceful. >> weighs up to 14 pounds. does it feel heavy? >> oh, my gosh. i would not weigh myself. >> after your local news and weather. we'll be right back. ♪
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good morning to you. 9:26, i'm laura garcia-cannon. south bay family says investigators are not doing enough to find who killed their son two weeks ago. 24-year-old jackson madsen's body was found three days before christmas. police say it appears to be a hit and run but who hit him and what really happened is still a mystery. madsen's friends say he may have gotten into a fight at the spot, it's a bar in downtown campbell, which is the last place madsen was seen. there's a 911 call it came from his own cell phone a short time before his death. >> to know that he had a 911 call and it was from his cell phone, him huffing and puffing like he's running from something, that's the only thing that i can think of and it won't
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get out of my mind. >> the chp says it has specially trained investigators working on the case. officers are calling it a top priority. 9:27 right now, we'll have a look at weather and traffic right after this.
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welcome back. it is going to be on the chilly side but no longer have a freeze warning in place as temperatures have slowly but surely creeped above that freezing mark. we're now at 39 degrees and 35 in santa cruz, nonetheless it's still cold and nowe're going to bring in a few showers in the forecast, between about 2:00 and 6:00, not expecting much but enough to get you wet if you're outdoors without that umbrella so bring it with you today. 51 in livermore, about 49 degrees in sunnyvale. saturday to sunday, upper 40s and then if you do want the warmer weather, it will arrive, just have to wait until wednesday and thursday, the 60s return to the bay area. let's check on that drive, hey, mike. >> good morning. first let's take care of i got this update off of chp in l.a., they're running traffic breaks,
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i-5 is in the process of reopening. we had the snow, very cold going south and that's what caused the closure overnight. fremont smoothly, southbound a heavier flow because of the earlier accident that cleared north of there. clear headed down 2 past tesla, new crash at the thornton off-ramp not causing a problem. it is slow headed to the south bay. the bay bridge toll plaza very light traffic, laura back to you. >> thank you very much, mike. yes, we're keeping our eye in san jose this morning, the dreamliner just landed.
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rooting for this hemingway guy to survive the war. >> it's 4:00 in the morning, pat. >> and he does. he does. he survives the war after getting blown up. he survives it -- >> that is bradley cooper and a great scene from "silver linings playbook," one of the best actor nominees among the movies vying for best picture at the 70th annual golden globe awards on sunday. matt, savannah, al, natalie will be there for all the festivities, before, during and after. i'm willie geist along with tamron hall. coming up, tough call for parents. what if your son comes to you and says i want to quit little league or your daughter wants to go on a date. >> are they in the same ballpark, the 12-year-old wanting to date and the boy who wants to stop playing sports? >> they're both difficult.
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the 12-year-old dating is a league of its own. forget little league. it moves on to the big leagues at that point. >> major question. also ahead, taking the chill off those cold winter nights with a recipe. ooh, shepherd's pie. >> favorite. >> it is delicious. chef charlie palmer. speaking of recipes, we're looking for the best finger-licking homemade chicken wing recipe in the nation for our first-ever chicken wing cook-off. >> yes. >> submit your favorite on the website today.com by next wednesday. we'll select a few finalists to come on and share their recipes. i like extra spicy. >> me, too. >> spicy. >> i'm middle of the road. >> really? >> yeah. i can do barbecue on any wings. >> bleu cheese, ranch? >> i like them wet. i don't like dry wings. >> i agree with that. you have to commit totally to making a mess of yourself. >> it's not a date food. >> no. >> not a date food. let's get a check quick of the weather from dylan. hey, dylan.
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>> good morning. we are actually looking at pretty nice weather moving into the eastern half of the country for the weekend. we are looking at perhaps record high temperatures through the ohio river valley on saturday. the flip side of that is the heavy rain that's going to fall through tennessee and arkansas and also back into texas. that rain doesn't really go anywhere fast. it stretches from the eastern great lakes down into texas, but we could see some record highs down through the carolinas. it does look really nice all up and down the eastern seaboard with 9:32 on a very cold friday morning, good morning, i'm meteorologist christina loren. you've made it to friday. it will be chilly but we're not expecting all that much rainfall, maybe a little bit as we head through sunday morning. highs today in the 50s, 51 degrees in livermore, you'll need your coat all day long, 51 in san jose and you might need to pull out your umbrella through the evening hours with light showers on the way mostly towards the coastline.
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moms ready to share their personal experiences. tv personality and popular blogger. kelly wallace is chief correspondent for ivillage and dr. lisa thornton is a pediatrician. good morning, ladies. full disclosure, i don't have children but i have four nieces and nephews to believe i'm their mother. when maya didn't make the cheering squad, i cried for a week. the emotional attachment is there. >> we can help you through that. >> exactly. >> we'll deal with this. >> we asked people to submit some of these things. is it okay to? i love what people came up with. when is it okay to allow your teenager to date? my stomach just turned. >> my sympttomach turns, too. i have a 13-year-old. >> do you know your child's age? >> i'm allowed to get names wrong, dates wrong. she has personally asked me. >> how did she ask you? >> literally asked me, when can
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i date? i think we're pushing kids -- of course, the question is what is dating, but i think we're pushing especially our girls too quickly out of girlhood. i know her. she's a middle schooler. she's not ready to date. >> you flat out said no? >> i've seen -- >> you have to be careful. >> you know she's not ready. in our family we have just a number. and the number is 16. and the reason we -- we want them to date in high school, if they're going to do that, just so they can explore the emotional things that happen when you date. >> is that your professional number or as a doctor or as a mom? >> each parent has to make their own decision. >> you ultimately have to decide what dating is. >> versus holding hands or -- >> no, no, dating at 14 is not the same at 19. at 14, they can't drive. they're sort of hostage to the place where you are. your home. which means you can also supervise and should. >> okay. >> i have a number in my household. >> what? >> 30.
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i feel i'm safe who have other women around who have been through it. >> what are you really worried about with the dating? it's not the location, whether they're driving. it's whether it might turn into -- >> you want to prepare them for what can come up in dating. at 13, even if you give them -- you think you're giving them the skills, can they really execute those skills? i think 16, you can talk a little more frankly and they can handle a difficult situation. >> you have to lay out some parameters. is your 13-year-old daughter going to be comfortable with a 17-year-old boy? >> you just opened up a whole other -- >> that's the point. you have to label things out ahead of time. >> would you allow your kid to quit a sport or activity? >> this is interesting. i had the pleasure of interviewing michelle obama last summer. she was talking about this and it really stayed with me. she said malia wanted to quit tennis, but she was just getting good at it so she didn't want to let her quit until she was good
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enough at this about made that decision. now she loves it, trying out for the high school team. my girls are still young, but i think you have to watch your kids but there are times when you might want to keep pushing them a little bit so they can make that decision later on. >> i want to transition because this is in the news. expose your child to violent video games. when is it okay? >> a lot of research has been done in pediatrics. it actually leads to aggressive behaviors and aggressive thoughts and we don't want our children walking around with a lot of aggression inside them. the video game industry has a ratings system and parents should pay attention to that. the video games look very realistic. children may not realize that what they're playing isn't really real. there's that weird thing when you're very young. we recommend to the american academy of pediatrics you follow the video game manufacturer's rating system and don't. >> my response is heck no. demands of these violent games
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that are desensitizing, as you say, would go down. >> i'm with you 100%. violent video games and my nephews who are older. they put a game that is inappropriate on their wish list. >> you need to monitor what's going on online. games that you go and actually buy -- >> that's right. >> -- if you saw the news recently, those games are not selling as well. what's happening now is that people are moving to online platforms. that's changing everything. you have to be aware. >> plenty more to discuss in "is it okay" questions after this. the pull-ups team told the krumme family, a! we were filming a potty training video. oh! what was that? but what they didn't know... go, go, go! was that we wanted to help little eli celebrate his first flush - in the biggest way possible. look! eli! first flush! celebrate your first flush - with new and improved pull-ups!
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♪ the best part of wakin' up ♪ is folgers in your cup we are back with more from our panel of moms, renee silas, dr. lisa thornton, kelly wallace. when is it okay to cry in front of your kids? i didn't know that this was -- >> when is it not okay? >> i don't understand when it's not okay to cry. when is it not okay to show emotion in front of your kids? i think the issue is that you need to make understand that their world is not falling apart. >> yes. >> because they can take that and figure, what's happening? what's wrong with mommy? but when your kids are older, there's no problem with showing them that, you know what? i hurt a little bit. i'm going to be okay. but this is how i'm feeling. you don't want them to have a weird thing about emotions.
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>> exactly. also you want kids to know that you can cry in good things and bad. i was sick in december it and couldn't travel with my family to israel. i'm saying good by ining good- i'm crying and my 6 is it-year-old is saying why are you crying? i said i'm sad i'm not with you but i'm so excited for you. >> i think it depends. if it's a big marital spat, that's scary for a kid. you can draw them into conversations that they're not ready for. i remember walking into a bathroom and my expensive night cream was being smeared all over. i burst into tears and she said why are you crying? i just said, mom my's tired. >> and you just wasted $300 of that cream. >> i'm with parents in very heavy moments. it is very frightening when parents cry at the moment you deliver very serious news because then the child goes, whoa, this must be really, really bad.
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parents, what usually happens in my practice, parents take a private moment and they cry without the child there. and we can remove the child, separate them. because then the children get very frightened when that happens. >> last up on our list, ladies, when is it okay to share intimate details of your relationship? ie, marriage with your child. >> do you want the right answer or -- the right answer is never. intimate details? i don't think you mean that kind of intimate, but problems you're having. >> is it ever appropriate to talk about? >> no. >> no. >> i don't think so. >> i'm an adult child and sometimes my mom has overshared. and i don't want to -- you know, we want to be our parents' child not their marriage counselor. >> right. >> maybe the kids don't want to hear it. >> i can't imagine but there's part of me that wondered if i'm sharing a little bit more, is that going to encourage my girls to share more of their intimate life? >> no, they're just going to be
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grossed out. >> i agree. >> i don't think so. >> no. >> no one wants to hear from their mom. i still think dad's hot. >> no. >> not appropriate. >> my own son gets freaked out when we go out and i'll get a cat call every now and then and he's like, oh, that's so gross. >> embarrassing. >> excellent topic. i love all of you guys. thank you so much. hearty midwinter meal the family will love. those are details i can listen to. first this is "today" on nbc. ♪
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i just had to write. you can't imagine how long i've been searching for something like this for my family. i'm amazed you make so many great flavors that are gluten free. my guys are crazy for chocolate chex and honey nut chex. for me, it's cinnamon. it means a lot to be able to give them something that's good for them, that also puts smiles on their faces. 'cause i really love those smiles. we're the harris family. and we love chex. [ male announcer ] love chex? connect with us on facebook. >> announcer: "today's" kitchen is brought to you by folgers. the best part of waking up is folgers in your cup. this morning in "today's" kitchen, we're excited about this one. shepherd's pie for dinner. want to easily make a hearty meal, this is probably the perfect choice. charlie palmer is chef and owner
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of the charlie palmer restaurant. nice to see you. >> great to be here. >> i can't aye love this dish. >> it's like a winter classic. >> exactly. some people do lamb but you do beef. >> shepherd's pie, obviously, la lamb, shepherd in the field. it was originally called cottage pie. we're going to do it with beef today. it's very versatile. today we'll use a little beef chuck to start with here. we're searing it in a pan, almost making like a stew. throw those in there. we'll get it started. get all those veggies in there. we'll cook that down just like a stew. onions, carrots, what else? >> celery, little bit of garlic, red wine in there. >> we say a little. >> yeah, but throw it all in. >> that's what i thought. >> how long does this part of the process last? >> about an hour and a half to cook down. cover it, throw it in the oven. it's simple once you've grouned your beef. >> smells very good. >> you have your braised beef,
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all your vegetables are cooked down. you kind of tear that apart. nice, tender beef like that. >> falls off. now you're okay with using frozen corn and peas? >> there's not a lot of great stuff out there this time of year, root vegetables, stuff like this. but for a little color and ode to springtime, peas and corn. we have broken up our meat and have it in a pan like this. a roast that's leftover, chicken. it could be any kind of meat. >> that's sort of half the deal? >> right. then you take your mashed potatoes, yukon gold, incorporated butter and egg yolks in there. we're going to take that, spoon it over top, right on top of our meat picks tur. and then it goes right into an oven. i always tell people, this is something that you could really put together, cool it down. put it in the fridge and on sunday night, whenever you're
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going to eat it, pop it in the oven 45 minutes, brown it all up on top. >> tell me about the egg yolks in the mashed potatoes. >> egg yolks just to make it a little bit richer. cream is added to it, too. again, you don't need that. you don't have to do that. it's just making it nice and rich. parmesan cheese on top. >> that's beautiful. >> mmm. >> what we have, of course -- >> how long are we putting this in? >> 45 minutes in an oven, 350. >> what we have here is shepherd's pie. >> tamron, get in there. >> weapon of choice. >> get in there. >> i will. you don't have to ask me twice. >> we go with a really nice rich, spicy red wine. we have this eberle from california. >> you eat, i'll drink. how about that? >> i love that deal. >> hearty dish. >> very simple to put together. anybody can do it.
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>> so good for the winter. >> warms you up from the inside out. >> i like this year round. i know you say winter. >> you can eat it year round, absolutely. >> charlie, thanks so much. >> cheers. >> we'll take a look back at the week we had. >> flu shot. let's get it done. it hurt but i'm very strong. >> you go, betty white. nice to see you. welcome back. how are you doing? >> just great. >> hair and makeup room, my friends. >> i thought we were giving up alcohol. >> whoo! >> good job. >> bring the action. >> eli is all over everybody. >> natalie, could you get your dog away from my dog, please? >> half ski mask effect. put it on. >> here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. oh!
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>> the cast of "girls" will join us right after this. >> jeff bridges is here. the dude is in the house. you never know who is going to come by our window. it is laura dern. do you want to come inside for a little bit? >> meagan, welcome to the nbc family. >> thank you. >> thank you for having me. >> quick hello. ♪ those summer nights wella wella ♪ >> that's what's going on around the country. i can't take this anymore. >> i know.
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information up to seven years. samtranschanging the schedule aisling times to improve service, no routes will be changed, all the changes take effect sunday. visit samtrans.com for information to help you out. let's check the forecast now. >> it's going to be such a cold finish to the day, frigid start making way to highs only in the low 50s, even a couple upper 40s expected in santa rosa, 49 degrees up there. 51 in fremont and 50 degrees in gilroy. don't forget, 49ers playoff tomorrow, taking on the green bay packers, candlestick park, chilly for the boys. 50 degrees at 5:00 p.m. not expecting a whole lot of wintd out there. saturday and sunday temperatures fall more so. look at the drive with mike inouye. >> a relatively smooth half hour around the bay area.
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palo alto, light easy drive past university and willow, northbound away from us. southbound 101 slow through san mateo approaching hillsdale and clearing up into belmont, that's a typical friday pattern there. northbound 101 from san jose up into mountain view a little slow there as well as 85, from cou r cupertino and sunnyvale. the lowdown through fremont cleared up. emeryville the commute direction and non-commute looking the same. it will get slower into the city folks going there for lunch. >> another news update in half an hour. see you then. here you go little man.
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from nbc news this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> well, it is try day. we're deted to have you. maybe we should call it dry day. >> we're sick of it. >> january 11th. >> how many days left? >> 26 apparently. we have a mock-tail. this is -- >> an honest abe. >> in honor of all the no, ma'am nags that "lincoln" got, it's called honest abe. what is that? >> cranberry. >> i hate it. >> you do? >> i hate it -- >> because there's nothing in it you like. this is a very sad day. >> why? >> because -- >> okay. yeah, this is not good. >> listen to what happened. they asked us -- the folks at
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"good housekeeping" said why don't you come into our studio labs where we test everything, skin and what not, and we're going to do this segment called seven years younger. >> "good housekeeping" institute. >> they put us in hyperbaric chambers. they took close-up pictures of our face to check for wrinkles. don't say anything. >> i prefer you with the hair. >> pores, et cetera. they took photos of us, and then they got inside and looked at our problem with dark spots and wrinkles and pores and everything. >> some of us had those problems. >> don't reveal, because it was the most impressing day. >> for someone. >> i wish that i didn't even go. we're going to do an entire segment describing not, again, with the photo, but describing what happened and how we can correct such problems. i can't believe. i got to tell you. they compare us to people in our own age group. >> that's where it really got
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ugly. >> with our own skin types. >> i am so in a funk after that. >> i actually think you ended up doing quite well. much of the sun you've been in your entire life -- >> that's not my problem. don't reveal my problem, but that's not it. don't. don't. >> you know who else has problems? we love our phil. he writes the social cues section in the "new york times". somebody wrote in and said did you make plans with a girlfriend? this is probably what has happened to a lot of people. >> it's one of those deals with kathie lee and i are friends, and then my other friend is bobby, so i enjoy and i say, you guys, hi. >> we love each other. >> then two days later i hear from somebody, oh, i heard bobby and kathie lee were having lunch. that's unusual because i introduced them. they call it friend jumping where you exclude the introducer and then the other two are bonding, they're going on
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vacations, they're sharing your secrets. >> i have been dumped for another friend. >> it's called. some people do it because they have a connect. some people do it for like a social reason. they like social climbing. i introduce you -- you introduce me to someone very fancy, and then i become friends with your fancy friend. >> it has never bothered me, but a friend who has been introduced -- it bothers another friend. >> i could see where it would hurt your feelings a little. >> don't own the people, people. let everybody live their life and be happy for -- that they like someone more than they like you. >> this is a problem, you guys, that's been going on through the ages. >> what does phil say? >> this is what lucy -- you got to watch. >> yeah, yeah, yeah. >> lucy, i think you're jealous. >> jealous? ha! >> you're acting jealous. >> not in the least. look, if a person brings their two best friends together so that they can become friends and those two friends become friends and then they choose to ignore the friend who brought them together in the first place,
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then those friends are no longer friends of mine. >> see? >> hmm. yeah. >> i get a little irked i think, maybe. you don't? >> i really don't. >> a little. >> it's hard to remember when i did. isn't it nice those two people that -- >> what if at the don't call you? >> then you find out they weren't your friends to begin with, hoda woman. it's really quite simple. you crack me up. phillip says we don't own -- that's where i heard it. we don't own our friends, so they can't be stolen from us. your friends haven't done anything wrong. people we bring together are free to seek each other without us. feelings are hurt. >> it's rejection. >> if you do say something, you might want to preface it with i know this is unreasonable. she doesn't think so. perhaps they'll include you or be more sensitive about broadcasting their nights on the town. would you feel bad? you have already said yes. >> i would feel bad. i don't like that. can we talk about the scale because it's january?
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>> yeah. >> here's the thing, nobody likes standing on the scale. >> i don't get on one. >> i hate it. >> only once a year at the doctor's office. >> i know. >> all i want to do was beat what i was last year. >> so i did -- i confess to you that i went to cbs where they sell cake and food and all that stuff. >> but no longer give flu shots. that's another story. >> i got a chocolate fudge cake with icing. >> nothing better. it was amazing. >> shaved it -- just a little bite. i'm going to have a little bit more, and before i knew it, i had polished off -- it was disgusting. i went to the gym, which has the kind of scale with the bar, you know, the one that you can't fool. you can't jiggle it. >> if you are eating fudge, you can't fudge it. >> i was standing -- because i knew i felt tarnl, so i said let me stay on the scale because you wonder if i stood on the scale while eating the cake, would i be gaining weight? i don't like these kind of scales, and i don't like the kind we have here.
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>> the kind you like -- you like the kooit kind -- >> with the needle that you can move a little. you know -- you look at it just right. >> move it to a different part of the floor. you lose five pounds like that. >> you put the weight on your right foot and lean right, watch where the needle goes. would you stand on that scale? >> not on your life. >> what if no one could see it but you? >> no, because i couldn't see it myself. i'm too far away from it. that's the point. >> i would get -- you know what i did? one time i felt really good and my jeans felt really good, and i am getting on that scale. i got on the scale. i was three pounds up, and then i got depressed again. i felt -- >> let your jeans tell you the truth. they don't like. those things are not always -- >> well, all right. >> here's the other thing, this is what you haven't told about the rest of the story. the next -- you ate the next half of the cake. >> the polished the whole thing off. foo whatever. >> i shouldn't have to tell the story about cvs because maybe
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not every cvs has run out of a flu shot. i was coming home after a very long day, and i was coming in the house ready to relax, and frank is rushing out the front door. i said what are you going to? i just saw on the news that the elderly should get a flu shot. he says i realize, hell, that's me. so he ran out. i said, well, go down to cvs. it says flu shots here on both the exit and the back. i get back there, out of flu shots. out of flu shots? i said here's an idea, take down your sign. an hour and a half we're all over southern connecticut looking for a flu -- thank you, rite aid in stanford. thank you very much. >> he got the shot? >> by that time i wish he would -- >> all right. let's work up a few calories. let's do a little zumba. >> better get to bobbi. >> what are we doing? >> we are -- >> introduce yourself. what is your name?
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>> hi. i'm shahita. i'm here to do a little zumba workout with you. so we'll start in the front, okay? >> zumba. this is so popular. >> we'll tap our feet like this. >> go for it. >> we're going this way. >> spanx are showing. spanx are showing. >> go the other way. >> kick. >> i know. i know. i can't do -- [ siren ] >> now what? let's try something else. okay. let's stand up. we're going to do a little push-up. let's take it back. this way. there we go. >> oh, you got it. now, be a little sassy. >> all right. >> have fun with it. all right? >> what else you got? >> all right. let's walk behind the chair. >> let's move on. we've mastered that. >> let's do some gluts.
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>> i have to look at you because i don't know what's going on. >> take your inside leg, and then just lift. right. >> work the gluts. >> you got it? >> all right. okay. >> you can just do this -- >> we'll take it back to the pushup. all right. so this -- >> got another 20 seconds. what do you got? >> back to that one. >> all right, girl. >> thank you. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. >> bobbi. what do you got? >> you got to have -- >> i can't wait. >> three things -- three things to help you. first, this is going to help you type faster. hoda, i have a feeling you're the ipad girl. >> oh, because your fingers always slip on the -- now i might use that. >> well, this is great. touch fire is a clear keyboard. you can feel it, and it will
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flip away. >> i love it. i love it. kathie will use that. >> i can do that because i can actually see it. >> that's great. >> they're squishy. >> she's -- okay. >> helping you to find things faster is stick and find. this is brand new. their a proto type. you stick a sensor on your keys, the remote, and then your iphone will help you find it in the house. it has a -- >> what if you lose your iphone. >> it helps you find everything else. >> i like it. >> last but not least, this is going to help your partner sleep better, actually. this is called the lark, and what i love, it's a wrist band you wear to bed, and guess what? >> what? >> it's an alarm that wakes only you up and not the person sleeping with you. >> i will pay you whatever you ask for that to give to frank. >> these are amazing finds on our website. >> it vibrates just --? >> it just wakes you up. >> lark is amazing. they have a whole system to help you sleep better. that is my favorite. >> bobbie, you look great, by the way.
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>> how cute and gorgeous are you. >> love you. >> it's time for kathie lee's friday funny. i can't wait. [ laughter ] >> okay. all right. please. thoeld hold it down. save it for after because it's good. while enjoying an early morning breakfast in a northern arizona cafe, four elderly ranchers were discussing everything from cattle, horses, and the weather to how things used to be in the old days. they were all just talking about -- eventually the conversation moved on to their spouses. one gentleman turned to the gentleman on his right and asked, roy, aren't you and your bride still celebrating your 50th wedding anniversary soon? yep, we sure are, roy replied. what are you going to do anything special to celebrate? the old gentleman congered this for a moment and replied, four our 25th anniversary i took bee down to tucson. maybe for our 50th, i'll go down there and get her. [ laughter ] >> that was good. that was good.
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>> we got a very funny man. he has a new film called "haunted house." it is a scream. >> oh, my gosh. i wish i could tell you about it. >> gosh. is he going to reappear for this segment? >> who knows? >> i see a little bit of him. >> hey. >> we're going to reveal the secrets to looking seven years younger. and we'll hear about hoda. >> stop it. >> first, these messages. es to , ordinary lotions aren't made to treat the itch and irritation. so it can feel like you're using nothing at all. but neosporin® eczema essentials™ with its unique relipid™ formula is different. it stops itch, soothes irritation and helps restore the skin barrier. it's clinically shown to restore visibly healthier skin in three days. for everyday eczema care, clinically shown neosporin® eczema essentials™. discover the difference. go online to save two dollars.
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♪ [ female announcer ] take the special k challenge. lose up to six pounds in two weeks. with the cereal you love... and so much more. what will you gain when you lose? members of the very talented wayans family, marlin is best known for fo his successful "scary movie" series. >> he is starring in "a haunted house" where a lot of things go bump in the night. >> what is that sound? >> that was just the house settling. no big thing. go back to sleep. [ screaming ] >> is it wind? >> hey, he is here with us
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today. that isn't the only thing that goes bump and grind in the middle of the night. bump and grind. >> what you doing in your bed, little girl? you know what i'm saying. >> what are you doing? >> bump and grinding. got the girl right there. it's girl talk. >> you got some bump and grinding going with a couple of furry things. >> oh, yeah. >> please do not reveal. >> it's the threesome i don't want to talk about. >> by the way. you got to admit -- you got some moves. that was like a 40 minute take. no cut. >> come on now. >> that's how i do it. you know that black don't crack, girl. we do it. we make it happen. >> let me ask you, what makes this movie any different from the scary movies -- >> what he just talked about. >> besides that, what makes this different than the scary movie franchise, it's way different, and because, you know, we left
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the scary movie franchise after one and two. not left. we got kicked off. we got ousted. it got taken from us. >> that's all right. >> somebody stole it. >> they just took it. what happened? we're done. you know, god bless that franchise. they moved on and got a whole new cast and got charlie sheen and heather locklear. it's more like a celebrity rehab. i got a haunted house. i went and started my own thing. "a haunted house." it's different than scary movie because it's not a parody. it's more of a horror comedy with romantic and scary moments. it's basically paranormal activity if it happened to a black couple. >> and a little porn. >> just a slice. you like a little naughty. come on. you going to see it twice, ain't you? rewind. rewind. motion of him doing that. okay. it's just that real -- that real
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point of view of how we would deal with a ghost. normally you go to the movies, and the idea came up and i was watching paranormal activity, and i thought, boy, they do real stupid things in these movies. just move. i feel like the -- >> don't go in there. >> don't go in there. exactly. you know when it's the white woman going stupid movie, you got to go out there, you got to go, please. it's that real point of view. you know, this is how we would deal with it. >> no one screams quite like you in the film, but we want to show a clip of you setting it free. >> the windos are closed! [ screaming ] >> hell no. i'm out. >> what? [ screaming ] >> is that you? >> you saw malcolm. >> our sound department just fainted. >> i go to the projects and it's
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all -- [ screaming ] >> that was my dad every time. i was at left arm for school. time for school. >> you learned all this on the job basically. >> the woman who plays your fiance. >> atkins. she's a really talented actress. >> very good. >> really good. she's really, like -- we have a good chemistry. >> yeah. >> very believable. >> she was gangster because she just had a baby, like -- she was just down. she had the baby, like, three weeks before we were filming. >> yeah. >> she was still, like, lactating and, yeah -- she was game. there was breast milk all over the floor. >> get your little furry animals to lick it up. >> well, this movie is such fun. we wish you great luck with it. >> oh, my gosh. my son is going to go crazy over it. from the film school, he is going to love it anyway. >> he went to film school? >> that's really none of your business. >> also, i'm going to be performing at the bogada hotel
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york. >> do you pick out anywhere in the world, where would it be? >> you know, i went to one of the most beautiful places on earth that i have ever seen before. they're called the maldives. you go to dubai. it's way in the middle of nowhere, but it's the most beautiful -- >> a long way. >> it's the most beautiful islands you have err seen. the water is blue. i loved it. >> that's my favorite spot. >> i didn't understand. any place i have never been before? >> yeah. any place -- if you can go anywhere in the world that you haven't been before, where would you go? >> i would like to go to australia. have i never been, and i have never met an aussie i didn't love. >> no kidding. >> we got to run, sweetie. good enough for hugh jackman, it's good fluff for me. >> beauty can be skin deep. this is that segment where they -- kathie lee and i are going to tell you how you can look seven years younger. >> wear going to have you stepping out in style with the hottest fashion trends in the new year. >> how to throw the ultimate
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will flash in an antic sequence. it is scheduled to be unveiled on march 5th. coming up after the break we'll take a look at that forecast and check those roads. [ crickets chirping ] [ traffic passing ]
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♪ [ music box: lullaby ] [ man on tv, indistinct ] ♪ [ lullaby continues ] [ baby coos ] [ man announcing ] millions are still exposed to the dangers... of secondhand smoke... and some of them can't do anything about it. ♪ [ continues ] [ gasping ] welcome back. now the time is 10:28. you made it to friday. it's chilly out there, still in the mid-30s. grab your coat although it is crystal clear in san jose, just a beautiful start to the day,
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highs in the low 50s as we head throughout this afternoon. let's take one more look at your drive. mike, how are we doing? >> great except for one key spot the lower deck of the bay bridge getting from san francisco into oakland, things were held up for a little while, there was an injury accident on the lower deck, a sig alert the last few minutes. is will be slow over here, a look from the emeryville camera, traffic is flowing both decks smoothly. to the south an alternate is the san mateo bridge but you don't really need it. highway 92 over the water the san mateo bridge is just fine and a lot clearer view than we've seen over the last few day this is week because of fog, not an issue this morning. things moving nicely and see how your commute is for the south bay. >> thank you, mike. more of the top stories coming up in 30 minutes. laura garcia-cannon and i hope to see you at 11:00.
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>> it's dry day friday, and there's more bad news. how do i turn back the clock is the question everybody wants answered. >> we twoent place that could could give us answers, the good housekeeping lab where chemists put the top anti-aging products to the test. >> but before we could go home with hope in a jar, we had to do a skin assessment to find out how we compare to our peers in terms of our lines and wrinkles and spots. >> i'm a little nervous. here we are at the good housekeeping headquarters. >> i see the seal of approval. >> oh, my gosh. since 1909, the year that frank was born. >> hi. >> how are you? >> great to have you here. this is where we test everything from mascara to microwaves to bed sheets. >> to see if the claims are
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true. >> to see what products are really working and get the good housekeeping seal. >> we have machines here, but first -- >> how do we look right now? >> you look beautiful. that's important because you're about to meet the ph.d. who runs this lab. >> the good doctor. >> specifically we're going to show you the visia machine. it's a very cool tool. >> i'm kind of a little nervous. i don't want to know. >> because you know you are in love with the sun. >> i slather on suntan lotion and lay out. >> what this machine does, it's pretty scare where i. it counts your wrinkles. it counts your age spots. it also shows you the damages in your skin that haven't actually become a wrinkle or age spot yet. >> it is soon to be. >> it can be sobering, but it doesn't work if you have your makeup on. >> can i leave on my eye makeup. >> there's a lot piled on. we're going to take you to our climatology chamber. we want to make sure before we measure your skin is that it is a muteral temperature and a
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neutral humidity level. >> is b.l.t. a word? just kidding. ♪ >> it's the longest 15 minutes of my life. >> there's a peacefulness about it, sitting in a small climately controlled room that has not a germ in it, except for the ones we brought in. >> who wants to go first? >> i'm the oldest, i should go first. >> all right. >> age before beauty. >> and -- >> wow. >> we're going to see two shots. right face. >> we're doing shots, hoda. >> yes, yes! ♪ shots, shots, shots, shots >> i hate that. look at that. that's a hideous picture. >> it didn't work. >> i got to say, you look pretty good. >> yeah, you do. >> all right, hoda. >> i don't want to sit down until i have to. >> we're going to start with the left position. close your eyes. [ laughing ] >> that's rude. i don't want to hear the word woof coming out of your mouth. oh, oh, oh. >> that's what i said.
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>> no one is interested in that. >> that's scary. >> is it over? >> are we pregnant? >> wrinkles, you have -- >> wow. >> i guess the bad news is there's some visible spots, and it could be due to sun. >> she doesn't stay in the sun. >> i did, though, before i was 20, and that's when the damage is done. the baby oil. >> yeah. we didn't know about it in my generation. back in the 1800s, nobody wore sunscreen. >> wrinkles, you were better than 87%. >> i'll start with the bad news for you. >> why? i want to feel good first. >> in terms of wrenkles, are you better than 56% of women in your age group. >> that's darn good. >> i'm better than half. >> that's the good news? >> yes. >> oh! >> the bad news is the pore area and the texture. >> what else is there other than pores and texture? >> pores, it's --
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>> i saw a couple of craters. >> so 93% of people my age have better pores. >> thank you for that. make sure foundation is good. >> i don't remember saying that about the craters. >> i remember. okay. >> rosemary ellis is here with us. she's editor in chief of "good housekeeping magazine" and the editors behind the new book, which is amazing. seven years younger. people were fighting over mine to get it. i was lovely enough to give mine away because obviously i didn't need it, but hoda is holding on to hers for dear life. >> thank you so much. >> i have a question. my results were not great. is there a way to correct -- for other women like me who have a pore problem and a texture problem, apparently, is there something you can do? >> of course, there is, and that's what's great about this book which has become an instant "new york times" best seller. >> you and al roker. >> we tested 400 products that were making skin care claims. >> right. >> on more than 800 women for 18 months. we found the 12 products that
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really work. we named them in this book. >> you made some enemies in the process. >> yeah, we did. you know, we tell the truth at good housekeeping. >> good for you. >> four minimizers. this was the winner in the pore minimizers. this is for you, hoda. you it will instantly reduce the appearance of your pos. it really works. >> true. okay. you put this on every day? >> yes. >> i'm going to start. >> for you, my dear -- this is a glycolic peel. spots is what you want to address. this is an exfoliator. you can use once or twice a week. it's an exfoliator. it takes the top layer of your skin off and it gets rid of the spots. youment to be careful with sunscreen because it makes your skin more sensitive to sun. you brush it on. then you wait for five minutes and take it off with these pads, and you are done. >> oh, that's easy. >> i'll let you know on monday. >> have you to splurge here.
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this is what tested best for daily moisturizers. it's from elizabeth arden. it feels really good. it has spf 30 in it. >> that feels good. >> sun does more damage to your skin than anything. >> tell someone who is in the room. >> i have a pore problem. >> it's like sunscreen built into moisturizer. it's free. it lasts for four months if you use it on your face and your neck. >> and decollette. >> 60 cents a day. >> some people would rather have that than a pair of shoes. >> i would. this, on on the other hand, is the best nighttime moisturizer, and it's only $20 from olay. works really great. >> they've been around a long time. >> we have to go. you have a quick one? >> nutrition. >> what do you want to know? >> seven years younger tells you -- >> what is this? >> this is the top frozen meal. we tested 300.
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amy's light and lean and it has only 260 calories in it. >> really? >> no transfats. >> what about the snacks here? >> get snacks that -- you get two snacks a day on seven years younger. this is roasted almonds with dried cranberries. only 135 calories. >> if you are craving something more decadent, angel food cake. layer it with strawberries and top whipped topping. >> that's been around forever. this afternoon to take you to a press brief big the president and afghan president hamid karzai and it is how many troops will remain in afghanistan next year when the president has said that the war will be officially
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over. the u.s. troop withdrawal will occur and that is why we wanted to bring you the event live. right now there are 66,000 forces in afghanistan and so many questions about what the country will look like after the united states leaves since the war began more than 2,000 american service members have lost their lives and another 18,000 have been wounded. karzai's often been critical of the united states, but he wants forces to remain. he was at the pentagon yesterday meeting with leon panetta and met with with secretary clinton last night. u.s. officials are talking about a zero option after next year with no forces remaining behind in afghanistan. that is an area of concern for president karzai, because he would like a more robust force to help with the training of afghan forces there. kristen welker is at the white house at the east room awaiting the two leaders. kristen, what have we learned about ha they have been discussing? >> well, david, good afternoon.
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the white house officials just released a statement saying that president obama and president karzai agree that the afghan security forces have exceeded x expectations now leading about 80% of the operations in afghanistan, and that is is significant, because this white house may be lean iing toward a more scaled back troop presence after 2014. for the first time, officials here saying that the president may be open to zero troop presence which critics say that could leave afghanistan vulnerable to destabilization. here is the president and president karzai. >> good afternoon, everybody. please have a seat. it is my pleasure to welcome president karzai back to the white house as well as his delegation. we last saw each other in the nato summit in my hometown of chicago a city that reflects the friendship between our peoples, including many afghan americans
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as well as the karzai family. so mr. president, welcome. we meet at a critical moment. the 33,000 additional forces they ordered to>ok afghanistan e served with honor, they've completed their mission, and as promised returned home this past fall. the transition is well under way, and soon nearly 90% of afghans will live in areas where afghan forces are in the lead for their own security. this year will mark another milestone. afghan forces will take the lead for security across the entire country, and by the end of next year, 2014, the transition will be complete. afghans will have full responsibility for their security, and this war will come to a responsible end. this progress is only possible, because the incredible sacrifices of the troops and the diplomats, the forces of our
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many coalition partners and the afghan people who've endured extraordinary hardship. in this war, more than 2 th,000 america's sons and daughters have given their lives. these are patriots that we honor today, tomorrow and forever. as we announced today, the next month i will present our nation's highest military declaration, the medal of honor to staff sergeant clinton romishae for his service. today, president karzai and i have reviewed the strategy. with with the devastating blows we have struck against al qaeda the core objective, the goal is within reach that al qaeda can never again launch attacks against our country.
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at the same time, we pushed the taliban out of their strongholds. today, most major cities and afghans are more security and insurgents have continued to lose territory. meanwhile, afghan forces continue to grow stronger. as planned, some 352,000 afghan soldiers and police are now in training or are on duty. most missions are already being led by afghan forces. and of all the men and women in uniform in afghanistan, the vast majority are afghans who are fighting and dying for their country everyday. we still face significant challenges, but because of this progress, our transition is on track. at the nato summit last year wing a e greed with the coalition forces that afghan forces will take the lead for security in mid-2013. president karzai and the team have been here for several days, and we have shared a vision of how to move ahead and consulted
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with our coalition partners, and we will continue to do so, and today, with we agreed as afghan forces take the lead, and as president karzai announces the final phase of the transition, coalition forces will move to a support role this spring. our troops will continue to fight alongside afghans when needed, but let me say it as plainly as i can. starting this spring, our troops will have a different mission. training, advising, assisting afghan forces. it will be a historic moment and another step toward full afghan sovereignty, and something that president karzai cares deeply about as do the afghan people. this sets thei] stage for the further reduction of coalition forces. we have reduced thexñ troops to roughly 66,000 troops and our pledge is to continue to bring
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the troops home at a steady pace, and in the coming months i will an thouns the next phase of the drawdown and a responsible drawdown to protect the gains that our troops have made. president karzai and i have also discussed the nature of the security cooperation after 2014. our teams continue to work towards a security agreement, and as they do, they will be guided for our respect for afghan sovereignty and by the two long-term tasks which will be very specific and very narrow. first, training and assisting afghan forces and second, targeting the counter terrorism missions, targeted counter terrorism missions against al qaeda and the affiliates. our discussions will focus on how best to achieve these tasks after 2014, and it is our hope to reach an agreement this year. ultimately, security gains must be matched by political progress, so we recommitted the nations to a reconciliation process between the afghan government and the taliban. president karzai updated me on t
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the afghan government's road map to peace, and we agreed today that the process should be advanced by the opening of a office to continue talks. and continued support across the region including pakistan. we welcome recent steps this ta regard and look for more tangible step, because a stable and security afghanistan is not only in the interest of the afghan people and the united states, but of the entire region. and finally, we reaffirmed the strategic partnership that we signed last year in kabul, an enduring partnership between two sovereign nations, this includes deepening tying of commerce, and education and development and opportunities for all afghans, men and women, boys and girls. this sends a clear message to afghans and to the region as afghans stand up, they will not stand alone. the united states and the world stands with them. now, let me close by saying that
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this continues to be a very difficult mission. our forces continue to serve and make tremendous sacrifices everyday. the afghan people make significas everyday. afghan forces still need to grow stronger. we remain vigilant against insider attacks. we will have enduring abilities for the people and against the safe havens, and this continues to be our ilk. make no mistake the path is clear, and we are working towards it everyday. everyday afghans are stepping up for their own security, and as they do, our troops will come home, and next year this war will cocome to a responsible end. president karzai, i thank you for the commitment to the goals we share, a strong and sovereign
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afghanistan where afghans find security, peace, pros pperity a dignity and in pure suit of the future, afghanistan will have a long term partner in the the united states of america. mr. president. >> thank you. thank you very much, mr. president, for the very gracious and warm welcome to me and the afghan delegation on this visit to washington and for bearing was, as i mentioned during our talks with all of the crowds that we have there. the president and i discussed today in great detail all of the relevant issues between the two countries. i was happy to see that we have made progress on some of the important issues for afghanistan
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concerning afghan sovereignty. we agreed on the complete return of detention centers and detainees for afghan sovereignty, and this is going to be implemented soon after my return to afghanistan. we also discussed all aspects of transition to afghan governance and security. i'm very happy to hear from the president as we also discussed it earlier that in spring this year, the afghan forces will be fully responsible for providing security and protection to the afghan people, and that the international forces, the american forces will be no longer present in the afghan villages, and that the task will
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be that of the afghan forces to provide for the afghan people in security and protection. that we also agreed on the steps that we should be taking in the peace process which is of highest priority to afghanistan. we agreed on allowing a taliban office in qatar where the taliban will engage in direct talks with the representatives of the afghan high council for peace, where we will be seeking the help of relevant regional countries, including pakistan. where we will be trying our best, together with the united states and our other allies to return peace and stability to afghanistan as soon as possible and employing all of the means
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that we have within our power to do that. so the afghan people can live in security and peace and work for their prosperity and educate their children. the president and i also discussed the economic transition of afghanistan and all that sbe tail s entails ford once the bulk of the international forces withdraw from afghanistan, we hope that the dividends of that transition economically to afghanistan will be beneficial to the afghan people, and will not have adverse effects on the afghan economy and the prosperity that we have gained in the past many years. we also discussed the issue of election in afghanistan, and the importants and the s and ths se of the election of the afghan people and conducting a free and
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fair election in afghanistan where our friends this the international community in particular the united states will be assisting in conducting those elections. of course where afghanistan will have the right environment for conducting elections without interference, and without undue concern in that regard for the afghan people. we also discussed in a bit of a detail and in the environment that we have all aspects of the bilateral agreement that we have between afghanistan and the united states, and i informed the president that the afghan people already in the effort that we called for the strategic partnership agreement between
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afghanistan and the united states view it as a good relationship and a valued one. so by that context the bilateral agreement is one that the afghan people approve and we will conduct it in detail where both the interests of the united states and the interests of afghan will be kept in mind. we had a number of other issues also to talk about. during our conversations and perhaps many times in the conversation beginning with the conversation, of course, i thanked the president for the help that the united states has given to the afghan people for all that we have gained in the past ten years, and that those gains will be kept by any standard while we are working for peace and stability in afghanistan, including respect for the afghan constitution. i also thanked the president and
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endorsed with him the sacrifices of american men and women in uniform and those of other count countries. accordingly, i also informed president obama of the sacrifices of the afghan people, and of the immense sacrifices of the afghan people in the last ten years both for the servicemen and of the afghan peop people. i am going back to afghanistan this evening to bring to the afghan people the news of afghanistan standing shoulder-to-shoulder with america as a sovereign, independent country, but in cooperation and in partnership. thank you, mr. president, for the hospitality. >> thank you, mr. president. okay. we have got two questions each
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from u.s. and afghan press, and we will start with scott wilson of the washington post. >> mr. president, president karzai. mr. president, does moving up the deadline for the transition to an afghan security role in the spring mean that you will be winding down u.s. troops faster than you expected this year? and specifically as possible, how many troops do you expect to leave in afghanistan beyond 2014 for the two missions that you outlined, and would you consider leaving any troops in afghanistan beyond that date without an immunity agreement for their actions? and president karzai, you have spoken often about the threat that the u.n.'s presence poses to your nation's sovereignty, but i am wanting to know if you will be working on behalf of an immunity agreement to preserve some torss in afghanistan after the 2014 date, and how many u.s. troops you would accept after that time. thank you.
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>> okay. scott, our first task has been to meet the transition plan that we have set first in lisbon and then in chicago. because of the progress that has been made by our troops, because the progress that has been made in respect to afghan forces, and their capacity to meet the need, and we are able to meet those goals and accelerate them somewhat. let me repeat. what will happen this spring is that afghans will be in the lead throughout the country, and that doesn't mean that coalition forces including the u.s. forces are no longer fighting. they will still be fight iing alongside afghan troops. it does mean though that the afghans will have taken the lead and our presence, and the nature of the work will be different.
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we will be main ly an assisting and advising role, and obviously, we will have troops there and that means that our men and women will still be in harm's way, that there will still be the need for force protection, you know, the environment is still going to be very dangerous, but what we have seen is that the afghan soldiers are stepping up at great risk to themselves. that allows us then to make this transition during the spring. what that translates into precisely in terms of how this drawdown of u.s. troop proceeds is something that isn't yet fully determined. i'm going to be over the coming weeks getting recommendations from general allen and other commanders on the ground. they will be designing and shaping a responsible plan to make sure that we are not losing
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the gains that have already been made, and to make afghan units when they are in theatre, and to make sure that the folks are protected even as we are drawing down, so i can't give you a precise number at this point. i will make a separate announcement once i have recommendations from the generals and our commanders in terms of what that drawdown might look like. with respect to post 2014, we've got two goals. and our main conversation today was establishing a meeting of the minds in terms of what those goals would be with a full-on presence of the troops, and that is to train and advise the afghan forces to provide their own security, and number two, to
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make sure that we can continue to go a commanders on the ground in terms of what that would look like. whatever you're in the mood for, sizzler's endless salad bar has over 50 delicious choices. soups, salads, appetizers, and more starting at $8.99 for lunch. sizzler. where fresh is fun. is making sure that the afghan sovereignty is respected. and if we have a fall on force past 2014, it has to be at the in ini have tigs of the afghan government, and they have to
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feel comfortable with it. i will say, and i have said to president karzai, the that we have arrangements like this with countries all over the world, and nowhere do we have any kind tro troops. that's how i as commander in chief can make sure that our folks are protected in carrying out very difficult missions, and so i think that president karzai understands that. doi. want i do not want to get ahead of ourselves in terms of the negotiations left on the bilateral security agreement, but frompe without assurances that our men and women who are operating there, are in some way subject to the jurisdiction of another country. >> well, sir, the bilateral
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security agreement is in mind, for the interests of both countries. we understand that the issue of immunity is of very specific importance for the united states. as was for us, the issue of sovereignty and detentions and the continued presence of international forces in afghan villages and the very conduct of the war itself. with those issues resolved, as we did today, part of it, the rest was done earlier. i can go to the afghan people, and argue for immunity for u.s. troops in afghanistan in a way that afghan sovereignty will not be compromised. in a way that afghan law will not be

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